Today in history for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013


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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2013, 12:00 am
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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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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