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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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