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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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