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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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