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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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