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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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