Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013


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Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 7:30 am
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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.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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