Today in history for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 6:10 am
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2013. There are 356 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Up to Monday night, the weather has been most remarkable forwinter: no snow, occasional warm rains and warm enough to do without fires in businessplaces.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Dr. A.M. Knowles, of Moline, has donated $6,000 to the MolineYMCA provided the association can raise $10,000 within two months for a new building.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Rock Island children today enjoyed their first opportunity forcoasting, the snow now being of the right consistency.
1938 -- 75 years ago: A back to work trend in the automobile industry was under waytoday after holiday layoffs.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A total of $2,636.31 has been received through yesterday inthe "Needy Patients Commissary Fund Drive" for patients at East Moline State Hospital,Rufus Roys, president of the Rock Island County Mental Health Society, announcedtoday.
1988 -- 25 years ago: State transportation officials will ask local citizens for reaction topreliminary plans for a proposed bridge across the Rock River sometime in February.The $25 million project aimed at linking John Deere Road and the Milan Beltway is notlinked to the proposed arena under study by the Illinois Quad-Cities Civic Center, saidDave Lutyens, of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Dixon.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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