Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 6:00 am

Today in history for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

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Today is Saturday, Jan.19, the 19th day of 2013. There are 346 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The charitably inclined can do much good by relieving thepressing wants of a family on Illinois Street near the round house.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Tobogganing is being enjoyed for the first time this year in BlackHawk Park south of the city.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Lines purchased a new depot site in Molineat a cost of $48,000.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Dr. H.A. Albrecht has been elected head of the district dentalorganization.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Robert Hecht, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theophiel H. Hecht, RockIsland, received, for the spring semester, the A.M. Blood Scholarship at Black HawkCollege. The Blood Company of Rock Island established an annual scholarship fundto go to a deserving student. The scholarship amounts to $181, enough to pay tuition andfees for one academic year.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Modern Woodmen of America offered to donate to Rock IslandCounty a 40,000- square-foot building adjacent to the county's parking lot, the companyannounced today. The offer is good news for county officials, who, for years, have faceda parking crunch and have searched for space to house court service offices hard pressedfor room.