Today in history for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013


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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2013. There are 336 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Our market reports show a steady advance on all kinds of grain, and there is unusual competition and activity among the buyers. The farmers are prettysure to get the benefit of all this.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island is planning a sleighing carnival but approaches to theRock Island – Davenport ice bridge have been declared unsafe.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The 1913 graduating class at Rock Island High School adopted the custom of wearing caps and gowns at commencement exercises by a vote of42 to 35.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Howard Klove and John Minges, Boy Scouts, are candidates for theoffice of mayor for the day when the scouts take over city hall during their anniversarycelebration in February.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Winners were announced today in the first annual ice skating derbysponsored by East Moline Recreation Council and Jaycees Sunday at Archie Sims lagoonin Butterworth Park. Prizes were given to the first three places in the age groups of sixthrough 18.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Ben Butterworth Parkway will be spruced up this year, even if thestate doesn't come through with the $200,000 Moline asked to be given. If the moneyisn't available from the Illinois Department of Conservation, the Moline Park Board willscale back its $491,000 development plans, said park superintendent Alan Efflandt.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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