Today in history for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 20, 2013, 12:10 am
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 20th, the 20th day of 2013. There are 345 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The wants of the public demand more room at the post office and a separate entrance for the ladies. The large number of persons, who assemble at the post office every evening, are much incommoded for the want of room.
1888 — 125 years ago: Six cases of diphtheria have been reported in Rock Island since Jan. 1. The disease is abating somewhat.
1913 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Lines will erect a $100,000 station at Moline on the new property purchased yesterday.
1938 — 75 years ago: Dr. Sidney A. Wiggins, of Rock Island, has been re-elected president of the Black Hawk Federal Savings and Loan Association.
1963 — 50 years ago: About 250 persons, members, their ladies and friends of Rock Island Lodge No. 190, Loyal Order of Moose, braved the adverse weather conditions and attended the events of the three day weekend celebration in the Moose lodge rooms commemorating the 53rd anniversary of the lodge.
1988 — 25 years ago: The annual report of the Rock Island County Chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) shows greater workshop activity but fewer office contacts in 1987 than in 1986. SCORE sponsors an annual workshop and three pre-business workshops in cooperation with The Small Business Development Center and the Commerce Industry Technical Assistance Center of Black Hawk College.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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