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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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