Today in history for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013


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Today is Wednesday, Jan.23rd, the 23rd day of 2013. There are 342 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Fred Weyerhaeuser has been appointed postmaster at Coal Valleyin place of T.T. Jones. He will make an excellent postmaster, we believe.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The bank at Tiskilwa, Ill. was entered last night by burglars whoescaped with $5,000. Dynamite was used to blast the safe.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Third Avenue curb lights will be extended between 15th and 16th Streets as result of action by merchants in that block.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Ice-clogged creeks in western and northern Illinois have surged outof their banks after a heavy rain. Many trains in the area had to be rerouted.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Emmert E. Clevenstine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E.Clevenstine, Rock Island, has been awarded a certificate of honor in the 1963 HonorsGroup 22nd Annual Science Talent Search sponsored by Westinghouse. Clevenstine, asenior at Rock Island High School, was in the top 10 percent of the entrants.
1988 -- 25 years ago: "Between the Times," an original dramatic, musical interpretationof the recent Catholic Bishop's pastoral letter on social teaching and the economy willbe presented at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at Culemans Hall, 1624 14th St., Moline. The show'sscript and songs draw heavily on the actual text of the bishop's pastoral letter, as wellas on actual testimonies of workers and families about their economic situations. Themessage is powerful and strong, but you receive it with all that delightful music so it goes down a little easier.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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