Today in history for Sunday, Jan. 11, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 12:00 am
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Today is Friday, Jan.11, the 11th day of 2013. There are 354 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The roads are improving. Quite a number of teams loaded with dressed hogs, coal, hay, corn and wood are in the market today. Coal is selling at 10 cents per bushel.
1888 — 125 years ago: Gentlemen's beaver fur overcoats are being sold at the samplerooms of the Harper House for $125.
1913 — 100 years ago: E.W. Hurst, of Rock Island, will attend a dinner in Chicago nextweek to honor President-elect Woodrow Wilson.
1938 — 75 years ago: Rock Island's aldermen had to wear their overcoats again last nightto keep warm during the council session.
1963 — 50 years ago: Lee O. Dawson, president of the Black Hawk College Board ofEducation, said last night that "it was regrettable" that someone had led the press tobelieve that Black Hawk College was considering the purchase of Black Hawk State Parkas a site for a future campus.
1988 — 25 years ago: Snow on the East coast has pushed back delivery dates for newgarbage cans that will be tested in the Heritage and Deer View additions of Moline. Thenew cans will be delivered Jan. 15 and 18, not Jan. 12 and 13 as originally planned.










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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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