Today in history for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013


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Today is Thursday, Jan.3rd, the 3rd day of 2013. There are 362 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: Cutting and hauling wood from the island still continues to be done. Is there an agent in charge?
1888 — 125 years ago: The Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, will hold an installation service tomorrow night in the club rooms.
1913 — 100 years ago: William Treftz, Rock Island express and transfer man for many years, today retired from duty.
1938 — 75 years ago: City Attorney Fred. H. Railsback of Moline has been re-elected president of the Rock Island County Bar Association.
1963 — 50 years ago: Final Illinois Highway Division approval has been received for the installation of traffic signals at 23rd Avenue and 53rd Street, and bids on the project will bereceived Jan. 21, Moline City Engineer William Stoewer reported today.
1988 — 25 years ago: Vigilant bird-watchers, who took to the woods for 12 hours during Christmas week, spotted thousands of the feathered creatures in the annual Quad-City Christmas bird count. In all, 82 species of birds were spotted. But even though nearly 17,000 birds show up on the count, there still may be some the groups missed.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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