Today in history for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013


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Today is Thursday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2013. There are 334 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: A crowd gathered on Market Square today and there wasconsiderable excitement over the price of oats. Competition between buyers ran the priceup to 42 cents on one load.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. G.W. Gue will speak at the Bible presentation ofBeardsley camp, Sons of Veterans, tomorrow night.
1913 -- 100 years ago: G.W. Rourke succeeded H.L. Reed as superintendent of theIllinois division of the Rock Island Lines. The division headquarters are in Rock Island.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Clyde O. Wilson, of Rock Island, has been elected chairman of theIllinois chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Moline Lutheran Hospital will install a cobalt therapy unit in thevery near future, Kenneth D. Moburg, administrator of the hospital, announced today.Cost of the unit and special building for it will exceed $70,000.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Seton Catholic School, Moline, celebrates its 10th anniversarythis year with a growing enrollment, a new computer lab and a strong parent volunteersupport staff. In honor of the school's founding, the Most Rev. John J. Myers, coadjutorbishop of Peoria, visited students and faculty at the school on Jan. 8 and celebrated a specialMass in Sacred Heart Church. An all-student birthday musical, "Happy birthday, Seton,"will be in April, recapping Seton memories during the years. Joan Derouin, of Moline,a Seton parent, is program chairman.















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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