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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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