Today in history for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 6:00 am
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Today is Thursday, Jan.24, the 24th day of 2013. There are 341 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: We received an avalanche of letters from our army correspondentslast evening. Send on your letters boys- The Argus is the soldiers advocate for this county.
1888 -- 125 years ago: J.K. Waters returned to Rock Island from Ireland, where heproved his heir ship to a $10,000 estate on the Emerald Isle.
1913 -- 100 years ago: C.F. Gaetjer, Rock Island park superintendent, announced the park board will install a drinking fountain in Spencer Square.
1938 -- 75 years ago: New condemnation proceedings to secure right-of-way for thewidening of Route 150 near the Moline airport were instituted in Rock Island County Courttoday.
1963 -- 50 years ago: With only a week before deadline for filing only a little more than halfthe number of aliens who filed last year have filled out annual registration cards at theRock Island Post Office. All aliens in the U.S. must register at any post office duringJanuary each year.
1988 -- 25 years ago: It's been a rough ride, but New Windsor's Chris Streeter figuresit has been worth it all to reach the end of the trail: qualifying for this weekend'sInternational Pro Rodeo Association's Rodeo of Champions in Tulsa, Okla. This isthe first time the 24-year-old saddle-bronc rider qualified for the International Rodeofinals, which feature top-ranked rodeo professionals in the final event of the season.Only the top 10 regular-season money-winners, and those who have captured regionalchampionships, are invited to participate in the prestigious event.















 



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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

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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