Today in history for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013


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Today is Saturday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2013. There are 325 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: Teamsters should look out and keep off the crossings andsidewalks with their teams. There is a heavy fine for allowing a team to stand on a streetcrossing or sidewalk.
1888 — 125 years ago: Orrin Skinner today was elected president of the Rock IslandCounty Old Settlers Association.
1913 — 100 years ago: Julius Appelquist has been named president of the West End GunClub. Ben Koch is grounds master.
1938 — 75 years ago: George H. McDonald has been re-elected head of the Rock IslandCommunity Chest. This will be his second year as head of the board.
1963 — 50 years ago: John F. McCullough, 92, of 1223, E. 11th St., Davenport, founderof the Diary Queen business, died Saturday evening in his home following a brief illness.In 1940, he originated and founded the Diary Queen business, retiring in 1950, with4,000 stands in operation.
1988 — 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad-Cities Civic Center authority is expected toselect a new chairman when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Moline City Hall. Onlyauthority member Bill Adams, of Moline, has expressed an interest in taking the job leftopen after the resignation of Chairman Ken Schloemer last night.















 



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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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