Today in history for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 9:09 pm
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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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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