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Today in history for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 27, 2013, 6:00 am
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Today is Sunday, Jan.27th, the 27th day of 2013. There are 338 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Our market reports show a steady advance on all kinds of grain.There has been unusual activity and competition among the buyers of late, and farmersare pretty sure to get the benefit of all this. Competition is the life of business.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Postmaster Charles W. Hawes, of Rock Island, has asked postoffice department officials in Washington for an extra carrier for the city.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Savings Bank has installed a large thermometeroutside the bank.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Rock River's rising waters have cut off Barstow and Osborn andalso cut off use of Route 92, the only direct route for traffic to Chicago from the Tri-Cities.
1963 -- 50 years ago: About 70 Hampton residents attended a meeting here yesterday tovoice their disapproval of telephone service given by the Port Byron Telephone Co. TheHampton residents are joining the growing movement to disaffiliate with the independentcompany and join the Illinois Bell system.
1988 -- 25 years ago: "Standing Ovations" is going to make a "Return Engagement."Like all good performances, the Quad-Cities' most popular community cookbookdeserves an encore. A completely new cookbook, a sequel to the long-running "StandingOvations," will be published next year by the Junior Board of the Quad City SymphonyOrchestra Association.















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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