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.