Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013


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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2013. There are 329 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Last Saturday was one of the most beautiful days of the year,mercury 45 degrees above zero, town full of teams and wheat worth one dollar a bushel.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The first February rain, which probably will be followed by manyothers, fell in Rock Island today.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island High School basketball team is on a two-day tripfor games with Monmouth and Abingdon.
1938 -- 75 years ago: The House of Representatives today passed a bill permitting the city of Rock Island to erect a $2,500,000 bridge across the Mississippi River betweenRock Island and Davenport.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A house, the former parsonage of First Methodist Church, RockIsland, was moved today from 1814 5th Ave., Rock Island, to the new site at 8th Street and 13th Avenue, Rock Island. The 100-ton structure was moved by an eight-man crew of theJim Wallace Construction Co., of Wyanet. The house was moved west on 5th Avenue, thewrong way on the one-way street, by special police permission.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Area residents now have a place to ice skate, thanks to the villageboard. Trustee Rick Gilliland, chairman of the park and recreation committee, toldthe board on Monday night the new rink on 2nd Avenue is ready for use. The villageflooded three vacant lots near the tennis courts for ice skating after obtaining permissionfrom the owners.










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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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