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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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