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 Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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