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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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