Today in history for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:00 am
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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: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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