Today in history for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013


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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, the 2nd day of 2013. There are 363 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Lost, by a lady on New Year's Eve, between the corner of RockRiver and Adams streets and the Island City Hall, a black Stella shawl with a reddishbrocade border. Finder will be suitably rewarded
1888 -- 125 years ago: Revival services were started at the First Methodist Church inRock Island last night.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Post Office became a link today in the UnitedStates parcel post system.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island County's marriage license business was cut 22.6 percent in 1937 by two new Illinois laws requiring health examinations and three daysnotice before issuance of a marriage license.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A record New Year's Day attendance for Holiday on Ice in theQuad-Cities was set at two performances yesterday in the Rock Island Armory. Acapacity crowd saw the half-fare children's matinee in the afternoon, and standing roomwas sold for last night's performance. The regular seating capacity is 3,500.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The first of two renovation projects by Franciscan CommunityMental Health Center totaling nearly $900,000 is expected to be completed in Januaryand will lead to Riverside Retreat moving to Franciscan, 2701 17th St. Rock Island.



















 




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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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