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: 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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