Today in history for Monday, Feb. 18, 2013


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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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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