Today in history for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013


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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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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