Today in history for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013


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Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2013. There are 317 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The oldest inhabitant is astonished at the present winter. We havehad no really cold weather during the winter.
1888 — 125 years ago: Fire at the Harper Theater, Rock Island last night resulted indamage estimated at $1,000. The blaze was confined to the basement.
1913 — 100 years ago: The Davenport automobile show, which will have a strongrepresentation from Rock Island dealers, is to be opened Feb. 19.
1938 — 75 years ago: Plans for holding the fourth annual national convention of theNational County Officers Association in Rock Island May 26, 27 and 28 were outlinedyesterday afternoon by George F. Breitbach, of Milwaukee, president, and CountyRecorder John S. Devine, of Rock Island, secretary, at a conference in the chamber ofcommerce offices. Between 400 and 500 delegates from about thirty states are expectedto be present.
1963 — 50 years ago: Hundreds of Rock Island County residents of varying faithsand races next Thursday are expected to attend the annual Brotherhood Tea, held inconnection with the observance of National Brotherhood Week which begins tomorrow.
1988 — 25 years ago: Three proposals for combining eight Illinois Quad-Cities into a"Super City" will be examined Thursday and Friday by a 50-member Unification TaskForce. Attorney and task force member Eric Schwarz said the three "modules" will bereviewed by the group of community leaders and elected officials during meetings atModern Woodmen of America, Rock Island.















 



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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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