Today in history for Monday, Feb. 4, 2012


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Today is Monday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2013. There are 330 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: One million dollars was paid by the government to thecommissioners last week to recompense slave owners in the District of Columbia for theemancipation of their slaves.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Wessie-Ritchie and Andrew and Martin Bloomquist were injuredin a coasting accident yesterday on 17th Street hill.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Tri-City Railway Company has ordered 20 more pay-as-you-enter street cars for $110,000.
1938 -- 75 years ago: One hundred and eighty men are employed on WPA projectsat Moline Airport since authorities in charge of the federal projects gave them anopportunity to make up time they lost during bad weather.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Dr. Dorothy Parkander, associate professor of English atAugustana College, will be the first woman ever to lecture at the annual midwinterconvocation of the Lutheran School of Theology, Rock Island. The opening session ofthe convocation is set for 10 a.m. tomorrow in Ascension Chapel.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The relatively recent tragedies that have resulted in the deaths oftwo of our young men in the Port Byron area have touched the hearts of many withinthe community. The concerned citizens of this community can no longer be acceptingof the timetable established by the state to improve Port Byron Road. It is for thispurpose alone that I urge you to consider walking on Saturday to demonstrate we as acommunity can no longer be complacent.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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