Today in history for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013


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Today is Wednesday, Jan.30, the 30th day of 2013. There are 335 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: We are glad to hear of the continued prosperity of our RockIsland match factory, which manufactures a very superior round match that almostuniversally is used.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island's board of education has adopted a program ofphysical education for high school and upper grade pupils.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Joe Berger, of Rock Island, is a candidate for an infield positionwith the Chicago White Sox baseball team.
1938 -- 75 years ago: The Tri-City area is skidding out from under the coldest weekend intwo years. The Mississippi River is gorged with ice from Rock River at the confluence ofthe two streams southwest of Rock Island today.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A record number of entries are expected for the 31st annualAugustana Invitational High School Debate Tournament to be held Friday and Saturdayon the Augustana campus.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island Bowling Association is setting its sights on 100team entries for the 56th annual city tournament, scheduled for Feb. 20-28 at Plaza BowlCentral, 4500 Black Hawk Road, Rock Island. And to help hype the entries, the RIBA isadding $500 to the tournament prize fund, an increase of $350 from the 1987 tournament.

















 



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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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