Today in history for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013


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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.

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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