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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: 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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