Today in history for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013


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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 Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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