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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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