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 Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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