Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 12:10 am
Today in history for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
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Today is Thursday, Jan.10, the 10th day of 2013. There are 355 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: A new tax law has been passed by Congress requiring peddlers toprocure annual licenses which will cost $20 if traveling with more than two horses; $15,with two horses; $10 when traveling with one horse and $5 if on foot.
1888 — 125 years ago: The government shops at Rock Island Arsenal have obtained acontract to furnish 2,000 bits for the cavalry units of the United States Army in additionto 5,000 tin cups and 10,000 tin plates.
1913 — 100 years ago: Mrs. M.R. Metzger, of Moline, has been elected president of theBethany Home and Protective Association. Mrs. K.T. Anderson, of Rock Island, waschosen vice president.
1938 — 75 years ago: The Rev. E.A. Powell, of Okmulgee, Okla., has been called to thepastorate of the Fifteenth Avenue Christian Church.
1963 — 50 years ago: Service pins were presented to 165 employees of the John DeerePlanter Works and 13 employees who retired during the past year at the plant's annualservice awards dinner at the American Legion Hall in Moline Wednesday night.
1988 — 25 years ago: Roderick Kelly, 28, has been named city editor of The DailyDispatch and will direct news reporting by Moline-based writers assigned to cover themetropolitan Quad-Cites area.