Today in history for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013


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Today is Wednesday, Jan.23rd, the 23rd day of 2013. There are 342 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Fred Weyerhaeuser has been appointed postmaster at Coal Valleyin place of T.T. Jones. He will make an excellent postmaster, we believe.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The bank at Tiskilwa, Ill. was entered last night by burglars whoescaped with $5,000. Dynamite was used to blast the safe.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Third Avenue curb lights will be extended between 15th and 16th Streets as result of action by merchants in that block.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Ice-clogged creeks in western and northern Illinois have surged outof their banks after a heavy rain. Many trains in the area had to be rerouted.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Emmert E. Clevenstine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E.Clevenstine, Rock Island, has been awarded a certificate of honor in the 1963 HonorsGroup 22nd Annual Science Talent Search sponsored by Westinghouse. Clevenstine, asenior at Rock Island High School, was in the top 10 percent of the entrants.
1988 -- 25 years ago: "Between the Times," an original dramatic, musical interpretationof the recent Catholic Bishop's pastoral letter on social teaching and the economy willbe presented at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at Culemans Hall, 1624 14th St., Moline. The show'sscript and songs draw heavily on the actual text of the bishop's pastoral letter, as wellas on actual testimonies of workers and families about their economic situations. Themessage is powerful and strong, but you receive it with all that delightful music so it goes down a little easier.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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