Today in history for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 6:00 am
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Today is Saturday, Jan.19, the 19th day of 2013. There are 346 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The charitably inclined can do much good by relieving thepressing wants of a family on Illinois Street near the round house.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Tobogganing is being enjoyed for the first time this year in BlackHawk Park south of the city.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Lines purchased a new depot site in Molineat a cost of $48,000.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Dr. H.A. Albrecht has been elected head of the district dentalorganization.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Robert Hecht, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theophiel H. Hecht, RockIsland, received, for the spring semester, the A.M. Blood Scholarship at Black HawkCollege. The Blood Company of Rock Island established an annual scholarship fundto go to a deserving student. The scholarship amounts to $181, enough to pay tuition andfees for one academic year.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Modern Woodmen of America offered to donate to Rock IslandCounty a 40,000- square-foot building adjacent to the county's parking lot, the companyannounced today. The offer is good news for county officials, who, for years, have faceda parking crunch and have searched for space to house court service offices hard pressedfor room.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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