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Event:      Emancipation Proclamation (River Valley 150th Anniversary Civil War Roundtable)

Date:  Monday, January 28, 2013
The Emancipation Proclamation and other Civil War events in January 1863 will be discussed at the River Valley 150th Anniversary Civil War Roundtable at 6 p.m. at River Valley Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron. Topics will include turmoil in the leadership of the Union and Confederate armies, the diplomatic crisis with Britain and Spain over the Blanche incident, and the massacre of Unionists in Shelton Laurel. Call (309) 523-2046 or email for details.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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