Today in history for Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:00 am
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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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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