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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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