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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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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