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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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