Today in history for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013


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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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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