Day in history for January 13, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The official circulation of the Rock Island Republican was announced as 1,330.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Preachers active on Sunday were the Revs. Robert Schwartz at the Christian chapel, J.R. Fendley at Central Presbyterian Church and T.H. Hench at the Broadway Presbyterian Church.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- C.J. Searle was elected county chancellor of the Rock Island County court of honor.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- All records for warm weather on Jan. 12 were broken yesterday with a reading of 51 degrees.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island public schools will adopt the new flag-safety program tested at Sacred Heart Catholic School, Earl H. Hanson, Rock Island superintendent of schools, announced today. A 6-foot pole, to which the flag is attached allows the school patrol boys to stay very close to the sidewalk. The flag itself has a red field and in large white letters the words ``School Crossing'' are spelled out.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Tiny Courtney Talia Harmon claimed celebrity status with her arrival at 3:05 Thursday morning in Hammond-Henry District Hospital. She is the first child of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Harmon and the first baby born in Geneseo in the new year. Courtney also ended an all-time hospital record of 13 days without a birth. The child weighs eight pounds, four ounces and is 21-and-one-half inches long.
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