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 Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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