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: 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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