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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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