Today in history for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 12:10 am
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Today is Thursday, Jan.10, the 10th day of 2013. There are 355 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: A new tax law has been passed by Congress requiring peddlers toprocure annual licenses which will cost $20 if traveling with more than two horses; $15,with two horses; $10 when traveling with one horse and $5 if on foot.
1888 — 125 years ago: The government shops at Rock Island Arsenal have obtained acontract to furnish 2,000 bits for the cavalry units of the United States Army in additionto 5,000 tin cups and 10,000 tin plates.
1913 — 100 years ago: Mrs. M.R. Metzger, of Moline, has been elected president of theBethany Home and Protective Association. Mrs. K.T. Anderson, of Rock Island, waschosen vice president.
1938 — 75 years ago: The Rev. E.A. Powell, of Okmulgee, Okla., has been called to thepastorate of the Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church.
1963 — 50 years ago: Service pins were presented to 165 employees of the John DeerePlanter Works and 13 employees who retired during the past year at the plant's annualservice awards dinner at the American Legion Hall in Moline Wednesday night.
1988 — 25 years ago: Roderick Kelly, 28, has been named city editor of The DailyDispatch and will direct news reporting by Moline-based writers assigned to cover themetropolitan Quad-Cites area.















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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