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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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