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: 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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