Today in history for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013


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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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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