Today in history for Tuesday, Jan.22 ,2012


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 6:00 am
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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, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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