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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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