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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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