Today in history for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013


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Today is Sunday, Jan.27th, the 27th day of 2013. There are 338 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Our market reports show a steady advance on all kinds of grain.There has been unusual activity and competition among the buyers of late, and farmersare pretty sure to get the benefit of all this. Competition is the life of business.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Postmaster Charles W. Hawes, of Rock Island, has asked postoffice department officials in Washington for an extra carrier for the city.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Savings Bank has installed a large thermometeroutside the bank.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock River's rising waters have cut off Barstow and Osborn andalso cut off use of Route 92, the only direct route for traffic to Chicago from the Tri-Cities.
1963 -- 50 years ago: About 70 Hampton residents attended a meeting here yesterday tovoice their disapproval of telephone service given by the Port Byron Telephone Co. TheHampton residents are joining the growing movement to disaffiliate with the independentcompany and join the Illinois Bell system.
1988 -- 25 years ago: "Standing Ovations" is going to make a "Return Engagement."Like all good performances, the Quad-Cities' most popular community cookbookdeserves an encore. A completely new cookbook, a sequel to the long-running "StandingOvations," will be published next year by the Junior Board of the Quad City SymphonyOrchestra Association.















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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