Today in history for Tuesday, Jan.22 ,2012


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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2013. There are 343 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The wants of the public demand more room at the post office and
separate entrance for the ladies. There is no place for ladies to wait for their mail without
being crowed by men and rude boys.
1888 --125 years ago: Six cases of diphtheria have been reported in Rock Island since Jan
1. The disease is abating some what.
1913 --100 years ago: Property owners on 2nd Avenue between 9th and 14th streets have filed
protests against paving the thoroughfare.
1938 -- 75 years ago: A federal jury of farmers and small tradesmen today convicted 16
major Midwest oil companies and 30 of their executives for violating the anti-trust laws
in a conspiracy to raise and fix gasoline prices during 1936 and 1937.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A request to transfer a retail beer permit to the Rock Island County
Fairgrounds is under consideration of the East Moline City Council, it was disclosed
today. Sponsors of auto racing at the fairgrounds track submitted the request for
second consideration. An earlier appeal was denied last summer.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Sieg Partners, of Davenport, today unveiled a scale model of The
Waterfront, a $7 million development along Moline's River Drive which would include
a hotel-condo complex, restaurants, offices and stores. "This will be 10 acres of building
under one roof, not including the hotel-condo," said Joe Camarena, Sieg Partners director
of marketing. "It is the largest thing of this magnitude in the Quad-Cities."















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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