Today in history for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013


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Posted Online: Feb. 11, 2013, 6:00 am
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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: 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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