Today in history for Tuesday, Jan.22 ,2012


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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2013. There are 343 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The wants of the public demand more room at the post office and
separate entrance for the ladies. There is no place for ladies to wait for their mail without
being crowed by men and rude boys.
1888 --125 years ago: Six cases of diphtheria have been reported in Rock Island since Jan
1. The disease is abating some what.
1913 --100 years ago: Property owners on 2nd Avenue between 9th and 14th streets have filed
protests against paving the thoroughfare.
1938 -- 75 years ago: A federal jury of farmers and small tradesmen today convicted 16
major Midwest oil companies and 30 of their executives for violating the anti-trust laws
in a conspiracy to raise and fix gasoline prices during 1936 and 1937.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A request to transfer a retail beer permit to the Rock Island County
Fairgrounds is under consideration of the East Moline City Council, it was disclosed
today. Sponsors of auto racing at the fairgrounds track submitted the request for
second consideration. An earlier appeal was denied last summer.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Sieg Partners, of Davenport, today unveiled a scale model of The
Waterfront, a $7 million development along Moline's River Drive which would include
a hotel-condo complex, restaurants, offices and stores. "This will be 10 acres of building
under one roof, not including the hotel-condo," said Joe Camarena, Sieg Partners director
of marketing. "It is the largest thing of this magnitude in the Quad-Cities."















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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