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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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