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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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