Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 6:00 am
Today in history for Monday, Jan. 7, 2013
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Today is Monday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2013. There are 358 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The sheriff refuses to permit the Rev. Bassett to enter thecourthouse to lecture this evening on "the philosophy of the political evils which underliethe present war."
1888 -- 125 years ago: Harry H. Cleaveland has returned to Knox College, Galesburg,after spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Cleaveland.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Morris Block last night was elected worshipful master of RockIsland Lodge, No. 658, AF & AM.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Augustana last night defeated Western Illinois State TeachersCollege team, 51 to 44, for the Augie basketball tournament title.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A swim night for skin and scuba divers in the Quad-Cities area andtheir families will be held every Wednesday night during the school year starting thisWednesday at the Moline High School pool from 7:30 until 9.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The average cost of a hospital stay jumped by 19 percent in 1987 –four times the inflation rate – and it was cheaper to be hospitalized in the eastern half ofthe nation, a health insurance company reported.