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 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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