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 Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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