Today in history for Tuesday, Jan. 15


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Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Today is Tuesday, Jan.15, the 15th day of 2013. There are 350 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Look at our market report today and see astounding advances inthe price of gold -- these quotations on gold are the true barometer of public opinion.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The annual meeting of the Rock Island County Old Settlers'association will be held at the Rock Island House on Feb.6.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Art Mosenfelder and James W. Maucker have returned from ahunting trip to Boston Bay.
1938 -- 75 years ago: A motoring politeness contest being conducted by the Argus andChicago Motor Club will pay 12 motorists $5 each during a current search for courteousdrivers.
1963 -- 50 years ago: About 550 pupils of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School,12th Avenue and 48th Street, Moline, were sent home early this afternoon all unharmed after theboiler in the basement of the school exploded.
1988 -- 25 years ago: East Moline police said it might have been a "Big Mac attack."Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday night after employees at a McDonald'srestaurant reported two men ran off without paying for three cheeseburgers and fourBig Macs. When the food arrived, the men asked for drinks. When a clerk turned to getthe drinks, the men fled. Total value of the missing food was $6.48.

















 



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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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