Posted Online: Jan. 11, 2013, 6:30 pm

Today in history for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

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Today is Saturday, Jan.12th, the 12th day of 2013. There are 353 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Thoughtless people, who know it is a violation of the law, arestopping their teams on the side walks on Market Square and on other sidewalks andcrossings in town. They must be kept clear of teams.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Martin W. Burgh, Rock Island County tax collector, has openedan office in the court house for the collection of 1888 taxes, now due.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Henry Dibbern, of Milan, today was elected president of the RockIsland County Farmers institute.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Walter Rosenfield has been re-elected president of the Chamber ofCommerce.
1963 -- 50 years ago: B.J. Ybarra, of Milan, an employee of the Burlington Route,yesterday was enrolled as a life member in The Wise Owl Club of America and receiveda gold-filled lapel button and a shop badge as the result of saving one of his eyes bywearing safety goggles.
1988 -- 25 years ago: A green light for a $12 million shopping center in downtownMoline could come within 90 days, officials said today.