Today in history for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 7:18 pm
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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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  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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