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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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