Today in history for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013


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Posted Online: Feb. 10, 2013, 6:00 am
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2013. There are 324 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: We are informed Sen. Pickett will leave for Springfieldthis evening. It is said he left for home on account of ill-health.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The temperature took a downward lunge last night, with readingsof 15 to 20 degrees below zero last night and this morning.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The payroll record at the Silvis shops of the Rock Island Lineswas broken today as $90,000 was distributed to 1,340 men for the January wages.
1938 -- 75 years ago: County Judge John W. Heberling will conduct a school ofinstruction for election boards to serve in next Tuesday's special election on the proposalto create a Rock Island County Sanitary District at 7 p.m. today in the circuit courtroom in the courthouse.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Boy Scout Troop No. 255, sponsored by First Lutheran Church,Rock Island, has erected a display in a window at Younkers store in downtown RockIsland. The display includes a camp fire, a tripod and pot and was made as part of theobservance of Boy Scout Week. Scoutmaster for the troop is Donald Kelly.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Motorists traveling on expressways in Moline will notice fewerbillboards in the future if a planning committee recommendation meets city councilapproval. The committee Tuesday recommended limiting billboards to every 1,000 feet,twice the current restriction.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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