Today in history for Sunday, Jan. 11, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 12:00 am
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Today is Friday, Jan.11, the 11th day of 2013. There are 354 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The roads are improving. Quite a number of teams loaded with dressed hogs, coal, hay, corn and wood are in the market today. Coal is selling at 10 cents per bushel.
1888 — 125 years ago: Gentlemen's beaver fur overcoats are being sold at the samplerooms of the Harper House for $125.
1913 — 100 years ago: E.W. Hurst, of Rock Island, will attend a dinner in Chicago nextweek to honor President-elect Woodrow Wilson.
1938 — 75 years ago: Rock Island's aldermen had to wear their overcoats again last nightto keep warm during the council session.
1963 — 50 years ago: Lee O. Dawson, president of the Black Hawk College Board ofEducation, said last night that "it was regrettable" that someone had led the press tobelieve that Black Hawk College was considering the purchase of Black Hawk State Parkas a site for a future campus.
1988 — 25 years ago: Snow on the East coast has pushed back delivery dates for newgarbage cans that will be tested in the Heritage and Deer View additions of Moline. Thenew cans will be delivered Jan. 15 and 18, not Jan. 12 and 13 as originally planned.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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