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Today in history for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 6:00 am
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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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