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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  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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