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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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