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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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