Today in history for Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 4:24 pm
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Today is Friday, Jan.25th, the 25th day of 2013. There are 340 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Our people are highly indignant that the custodian of the Island isnot preventing the outrageous spoliation of timber and rock on the Island.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Skating and sleigh races being enjoyed at Sylvan slough.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg chorus of Augustana College will leave March12 for a two week tour through Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska.
1938 -- 75 years ago: John L. Lewis today recommended larger relief funds and a $5billion housing program to aid the unemployed and stimulate recovery
1963 -- 50 years ago: A small delegation of East Moline officials and strong supporterswill be hand-picked today from a special civic planning committee. Their job: To meetwith all residents of the area south of the city for presenting the facts on the benefits thatcan be derived in annexation to East Moline.
1988 -- 25 years ago: A series of small fires the past month in Moline High Schoolwomen's restrooms has high school officials chasing one or more female pranksterssuspected of igniting the toilet paper rolls. The potentially dangerous incidents occurredseven times in one day last week, leaving toilet paper rolls smoldering in the restrooms.High School staffers have been alerted and are making frequent inspections in thewomen's restrooms. No washroom fires have occurred since school officials startedtheir inspections. Mostly, it's frustrating and aggravating. We're concerned it might
become something serious.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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