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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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