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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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