Today in history for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 11:33 pm
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Today is Friday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2013. There are 333 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: Capt. Louis M. Buford has been promoted to the rank and pay ofmajor of cavalry and Lt. George H. Knox to the rank and pay of captain of Cavalry.
1888 — 125 years ago: John Strohm, Rock Island railroad man, was held up and robbedof a $55 railroad watch by a bandit last night.
1913 — 100 years ago: D. M. Sechler's Implement Co. has purchased the property of theWilson Buggy Co. in Moline.
1938 — 75 years ago: The Kiwanis Club of Rock Island has voted unanimous approval ofthe proposal for a sanitary district to be composed of Rock Island, Moline, East Moline,Silvis and a part of Hampton.
1963 — 50 years ago: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that justice of peace courtshave as much right to hear and determine suits for collection of delinquent personalproperty taxes as county courts.
1988 — 25 years ago: Moline police arrested 18 youths between the ages of 14 and 20 atthe home of a 17-year-old girl, where police estimate about 50 underage people attendedan alcohol party. Moline Police Capt. Tom Marxen said the party was discovered by anofficer on routine patrol about 1 a.m. Saturday night when he saw individuals drinkingoutside the residence.

















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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