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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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