Posted Online: Jan. 13, 2013, 8:05 pm
Today in history for Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
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Today is Monday, Jan.14, the 14th day of 2013. There are 351 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, and misplacing one causes a typographicalerror. Knowing this, we hope you will be more disposed to excuse rather than magnifyerrors of the press.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island's board of education is considering the addition ofgymnastics for upper grades in the public school system.
1913 -- 100 years ago: S.R. Kenworthy, of Rock Island, was elected president of the RockIsland County Bar Association.
1938 -- 75 years ago: J.S. Woodburn, of Hillsdale, last night was announced as the secondplace winner in the state 10 acre corn yield contest. His average was 113.5 bushels anacre.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Harold Smith, of Bettendorf, was re-elected president of theMississippi Valley Gun and Cartridge Collectors Association at the group's annualmeeting held during the weekend in the Merchants Exposition Building at the MercerCounty Fairgrounds.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-City Cat Club will hold its ninth annual show Saturdayand Sunday in the Davenport Masonic Temple. More than 200 cats are registered for theshow.