Today in history for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013


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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27th, the 58th day of 2013. There are 307 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: We are informed that the price of coal will be 10 cents perbushel at the yards or 11 cents per bushel delivered. Coal trains will commence runningimmediately. Coal was selling for 43 to 45 cents per bushel in St. Louis last week. Thestrike among miners was the cause of the high rates.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The city last night was in total darkness for a 2-hour period due tothe failure of the Brush Electric Company's System.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Haircuts at union barber shops in Rock Island will be raised to 35cents on April 1.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Miss Alice Thompson, former Rock Island visiting nurse for 11years; has been engaged to conduct a follow-up survey of former patients of the CountyTuberculosis Sanatorium.
1963 -- 50 years ago: The Rev. Robert O. Williams, pastor of South Park PresbyterianChurch, Rock Island, will address volunteer campaign workers as the Tri-City SymphonyOrchestra Assn. launches it annual spring members drive tomorrow evening.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Pre-game Quad City Thunder jitters about a small crowd for Fridayafternoon's ESPN televised Thunder game proved unfounded. A not quite capacity crowdof 5,687 was on hand and proved the most vocal of the year.















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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