Today in history for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013


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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2013. There are 336 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Our market reports show a steady advance on all kinds of grain, and there is unusual competition and activity among the buyers. The farmers are prettysure to get the benefit of all this.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island is planning a sleighing carnival but approaches to theRock Island – Davenport ice bridge have been declared unsafe.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The 1913 graduating class at Rock Island High School adopted the custom of wearing caps and gowns at commencement exercises by a vote of42 to 35.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Howard Klove and John Minges, Boy Scouts, are candidates for theoffice of mayor for the day when the scouts take over city hall during their anniversarycelebration in February.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Winners were announced today in the first annual ice skating derbysponsored by East Moline Recreation Council and Jaycees Sunday at Archie Sims lagoonin Butterworth Park. Prizes were given to the first three places in the age groups of sixthrough 18.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Ben Butterworth Parkway will be spruced up this year, even if thestate doesn't come through with the $200,000 Moline asked to be given. If the moneyisn't available from the Illinois Department of Conservation, the Moline Park Board willscale back its $491,000 development plans, said park superintendent Alan Efflandt.















 



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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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