Today is Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2013. There are 319 days left in the year.|
1863 — 150 years ago: Propositions for a convention of states to make an effort to restore peace and the union are before the legislatures of New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.
1888 — 125 years ago: A leap-year dance and reception dedicated to Dan Cupid was held last night at the Harper House, Rock Island.
1913 — 100 years ago: The Commercial bowling league of Rock Island is being disbanded owing to the withdrawal of the Independent team. No other team can be formed.
1938 — 75 years ago: Three Canadian mothers are competing for the $500,000 left by an eccentric lawyer to the mother of the most children in a 10-year period.
1963 — 50 years ago: With Asian influenza epidemics reported throughout the country, Illinois residents who have not had flu immunization shots within the past six months were advised to obtain a booster injection.
1988 — 25 years ago: Manufacturer sales of farm equipment — including tractors and self-propelled combines — to retail dealers are continuing to improve according to the Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute.