Today in history for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 28, 2013, 6:00 am
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Today is Monday, Jan.28, the 28th day of 2013. There are 337 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Greenbacks are worth only 50 cents on the dollar. A financialcrash is approaching, and after that – what?
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island is preparing to observe a total eclipse of the moontomorrow night.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Construction work has been completed on the new St. Joseph'sparochial school.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Robert T. Landers and Dean Ingersoll, both of Rock Island, areslated to receive DeMolay Legion of Honor degrees in Moline next month.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Charles Welander, of Moline, will represent Illinois youth at acancer meeting in Chicago tomorrow. As president of the local group, which is anaffiliate of the Rock Island County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Welanderwill serve on a special committee.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority's inability to decideon a site could tear the project apart, an authority member warned Wednesday. Thequestion of whether the state has the money for a civic center is irrelevant if the authoritydoes not select a permanent site for the planned 10,000-seat arena by mid-March,lobbyists, lawmakers and some authority members agree.















 



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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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