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 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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