Today in history for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013


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Posted Online: Feb. 20, 2013, 6:00 am
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2013. There are 314 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Today we are having a heavy fall of rain. The roads are horrible – scarcely a country team in town.
1888 -- 125 years ago: R. E. Spangler, United States Postal Inspector, is visiting RockIsland in connection with the possible location of a federal building to house the postoffice and engineer's offices.
1913 -- 100 years ago: John D. Cady, of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club, will lead theWestern Golf Association in matches on the Pacific Coast.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. C. W. Hawes yesterday was elected to her 26th term aspresident of the Women's Missionary Society of the South Park Presbyterian Church.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Winter returned to the Quad-City area today, starting with an earlymorning snowfall that by noon dumped 1.6 inches of snow and ending with a coldwave that will send temperatures down to 5 to 10 below zero tonight.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Police say a rivalry between high school students from Rock Islandand East Moline has sparked fights between teenagers for two consecutive weekends atSouthPark Mall in Moline. Police said they hope the violence won't be repeated this weekend andare taking steps to prevent it.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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