Today in history for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013


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Today is Saturday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2013. There are 339 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The numerous friends of Capt. Louis M. Buford will be glad tolearn letters from him have been received since the Battle of Murfreesboro and thathe is safe and unhurt.
1888 -- 125 years ago: August Handbloom, Charles Anderson and Charles Langreen, ofRock Island, left for California to make their homes.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Grace Lutheran Church, Rock Island, is making plans to note its25th anniversary at special services on Feb. 2.
1938 -- 75 years ago: John H. Hauberg, of Rock Island, has been re-elected president ofthe Rock Island Sash and Door Works.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Incurable optimists might find a glimmer of good news in theQuad-City Weather Bureau's forecast for tonight and tomorrow – at least there shouldn'tbe much snow.
1988 -- 25 years ago: State Rep. Bob DeJaegher is asking Quad-Citians to walk the PortByron-Hillsdale Road to protest a dangerous stretch that claimed the lives of twoyouths in the past two years. The Silvis Democrat today said he will walk the road on Feb. 6to protest a construction schedule he said he finds unacceptable.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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