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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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