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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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