Today in history for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013


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Today is Monday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2013. There are 323 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The fattest hog brought to the Rock Island market this season wasraised by Brice McRoberts, of Preemption. It weighed 391 pounds, and its legs scarcelycleared its body from the ground.
1888 -- 125 years ago: C. W. Hawes, postmaster, has announced plans for remodeling theRock Island Post Office.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Cleaveland left today for a six-week trip toLouisiana, the Panama Canal and Cuba.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Earl H. Hanson has been awarded a three-year contract assuperintendent of the Rock Island public schools and an increase in salary to $5,000.
1963 -- 50 years ago: The sturdy feet of five Boy Scouts from East Dubuque have earnedrespect from adults here. The five Scouts hiked 50 miles to demonstrate physical fitness.Five adults who started the hike dropped out along the way, including ScoutmasterGordon Kilgore. The Scouts left Dodgeville at 5:25 a.m. and reached the outskirts ofDubuque at 7 p.m. but then needed 45 minutes to walk the last mile and a half acrossthe Julien Dubuque Bridge because crowds blocked the path. The hikers were DaveBeck, 14, Bobby Hoffman, 14, Jimmy Trannel, 15, and Kilgore's sons, Patrick, 14, andMichael, 13.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Residents have until April 1 to remove junk vehicles or face theexpense of towing fees and a fine.















 



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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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