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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  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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