Today in history for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 6:30 pm
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Today is Saturday, Jan.12th, the 12th day of 2013. There are 353 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Thoughtless people, who know it is a violation of the law, arestopping their teams on the side walks on Market Square and on other sidewalks andcrossings in town. They must be kept clear of teams.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Martin W. Burgh, Rock Island County tax collector, has openedan office in the court house for the collection of 1888 taxes, now due.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Henry Dibbern, of Milan, today was elected president of the RockIsland County Farmers institute.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Walter Rosenfield has been re-elected president of the Chamber ofCommerce.
1963 -- 50 years ago: B.J. Ybarra, of Milan, an employee of the Burlington Route,yesterday was enrolled as a life member in The Wise Owl Club of America and receiveda gold-filled lapel button and a shop badge as the result of saving one of his eyes bywearing safety goggles.
1988 -- 25 years ago: A green light for a $12 million shopping center in downtownMoline could come within 90 days, officials said today.

















 



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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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