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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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