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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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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