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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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