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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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