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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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