Today in history for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013


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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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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