Today in history for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013


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Today is Monday, Jan.28, the 28th day of 2013. There are 337 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Greenbacks are worth only 50 cents on the dollar. A financialcrash is approaching, and after that – what?
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island is preparing to observe a total eclipse of the moontomorrow night.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Construction work has been completed on the new St. Joseph'sparochial school.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Robert T. Landers and Dean Ingersoll, both of Rock Island, areslated to receive DeMolay Legion of Honor degrees in Moline next month.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Charles Welander, of Moline, will represent Illinois youth at acancer meeting in Chicago tomorrow. As president of the local group, which is anaffiliate of the Rock Island County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Welanderwill serve on a special committee.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority's inability to decideon a site could tear the project apart, an authority member warned Wednesday. Thequestion of whether the state has the money for a civic center is irrelevant if the authoritydoes not select a permanent site for the planned 10,000-seat arena by mid-March,lobbyists, lawmakers and some authority members agree.















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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