Today in history for Tuesday, Jan.22 ,2012


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 6:00 am
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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 Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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