Today in history for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013


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Today is Friday, Jan.18th, the 18th day of 2013. There are 347 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The Senate of Illinois has passed a resolution instructing the statetreasurer to pay no more specie, except for interest on the state debt.
1888 — 125 years ago: The Tri-City Hennepin Canal association has been formed withCapt. T.J. Robinson as president.
1913 — 100 years ago: The Union Ice and Coal Company of Rock Island will cut 45,000tons of ice in Rock River east of Milan for the Rock Island Lines.
1938 — 75 years ago: Two hundred Masons representing Blue lodges of the area attendedopening grand lodge school in instruction sessions today at the Masonic Temple.
1963 — 50 years ago: The Milan Chamber of Commerce plans to send 200 invitations toMilan businessmen, area municipal officials and their wives to attend its annual "Let'sGet Acquainted Night" banquet at Marando's at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.
1988 — 25 years ago: The goal is to turn the brick shell of an abandoned, 76-year-oldschool building on the west side of Rock Island into a community center and theaterwith a vocational center and, perhaps, a few shops. It's an ambitious and costly plan, butresidents near the neglected Franklin Junior High School at 9th Street and 11th Avenueknow the alternative is to have the building destroyed.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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