Today in history for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013


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Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2013, 6:00 am
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Today is Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2013. There are 316 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The latest fashion in select Republican circles in Washington is forladies to cut their hair to about 2 inches long and then curl it.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island and Moline Railway Company was forced tocurtail operations today because of illness of the company's horses.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Sam Gellerman last night was chosen president of the Tri-CityHebrew Club.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Dr. C. A. Serenius has been named assistant to the president ofAugustana College.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Rock Island police are continuing their investigation of the shootingof a dog, apparently yesterday afternoon, with an arrow. Police said the arrow appearedto be one of good quality and probably had been obtained from a sporting goods store.Efforts to trace its purchase were planned. A young girl reported the incident, stating thearrow had hit her bike when the wounded dog ran past her.
1988 -- 25 years ago: A Moline couple will begin operating a new limousine service atthe Quad City Airport as soon as a contract with the airport authority is signed.















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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