Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 7:30 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2013. There are 315 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The oldest inhabitant is astonished at the present winter. Only twodays during the winter has the ferryboat failed to make its trips.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Announcement has been made that Davenport is in line to receivea federal building which will house the post office and federal court.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Davenport High School defeated Rock Island's basketball team,35 to 19, for the second time this year. The game marked the first time the Davenportteam has appeared in Rock Island for seven years.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Five thousand fans crowded into the Rock Island Armory last nightfor the finals of the ninth annual Tri-City Golden Gloves tournament.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church in Silvis will havea program and Mexican supper Sunday to note the formal opening of the new church hall.The Mexican supper will be served from 3 to 7 p.m.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Davenport Putnam Museum is one of 34 recipients nationwideto get an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.The museum's "River, Prairie and People" permanent exhibit earned the award.

















 



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




(More History)