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, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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