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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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