Posted Online: Jan. 13, 2013, 6:00 am

Today in history for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

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Today is Sunday, Jan.13th, the 13th day of 2013. There are 352 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Reader, did you know that every column of a newspaper containsfrom 10 to 20,000 distinct pieces of metal, the misplacing of any one of whichwould cause a blunder of typographical error? With this curious fact before you, don'tyou wonder at the general accuracy of the newspaper? Knowing this to be the fact, youwill be more disposed, we hope, to excuse than magnify errors of the press.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Y.M.C.A. today launched a drive for $1,700 withwhich to conduct the year's activities.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The women's unit of the Rock Island County farmer's institutetoday elected Mrs. R.L. Wilson, of Milan, president of the organization.
1938 -- 75 years ago: George E. Albrand, of Rock Island, last night was installed ascommander of Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans, in MemorialHall at the courthouse.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Wage proposals of the Rock Island police union, seeking benefitswhich would cost about $45,900 to provide during the forthcoming fiscal year, weresubmitted to the city manager and City Council today. The proposals ask a minimumof $25 per month increase, a longevity allowance of $5 a month for each five years ofservice up to 20 years and a $2.50 an hour allowance for court appearances.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Students in the Moline School District will have a spring breakin mid-March, 1990, several weeks before Easter, according to the two-year calendarschool board members approved on Tuesday. The new 1990 calendar reflects a change inthe Moline School District tradition of scheduling spring break with Easter week.