Today in history for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013


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Today is Saturday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2013. There are 339 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The numerous friends of Capt. Louis M. Buford will be glad tolearn letters from him have been received since the Battle of Murfreesboro and thathe is safe and unhurt.
1888 -- 125 years ago: August Handbloom, Charles Anderson and Charles Langreen, ofRock Island, left for California to make their homes.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Grace Lutheran Church, Rock Island, is making plans to note its25th anniversary at special services on Feb. 2.
1938 -- 75 years ago: John H. Hauberg, of Rock Island, has been re-elected president ofthe Rock Island Sash and Door Works.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Incurable optimists might find a glimmer of good news in theQuad-City Weather Bureau's forecast for tonight and tomorrow – at least there shouldn'tbe much snow.
1988 -- 25 years ago: State Rep. Bob DeJaegher is asking Quad-Citians to walk the PortByron-Hillsdale Road to protest a dangerous stretch that claimed the lives of twoyouths in the past two years. The Silvis Democrat today said he will walk the road on Feb. 6to protest a construction schedule he said he finds unacceptable.

















 



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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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