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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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