Today in history for Friday, March 1, 2013


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Today is Friday, March 1, the 60th day of 2013. There are 305 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: A great mass of democrats in this city are not willing to trust theprofessions made that there will be no abolitionist candidate for mayor, and they demanda convention.
1888 — 125 years ago: Mayor V.M. Blanding, of Rock Island, today was re-electedsecretary-treasurer of the Chicago, Oquawka and Kansas City Short Line railway.
1913 — 100 years ago: 14th street property owners have gone on record in favorof asphalt for paving the thoroughfare.
1938 — 75 years ago: General John J. Pershing's uphill fight against an ailing heart andkidney disease, which threatened death 48 hours ago, continued today, and his physiciansguardedly predicted his recovery.
1963 — 50 years ago: With the Saturday night series of concerts sold out at AugustanaCentennial Hall, the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra Association last night launched itsspring membership campaign for the 1963-64 season.
1988 — 25 years ago: A Moline clothing store owner is offering a $100 reward for thereturn of his black-haired beauty named Sandra. Sandra is a mannequin from NewYork worth $1,000, according to James Floro, owner of LeChic Boutique, 2001 16thSt., Moline. Sandra is absolutely gorgeous, Mr. Floro said. "This is a very uniquemannequin." "She's beautiful; I can't describe (her). She's irreplaceable." "Mostimportant of all, she can wear my dresses beautifully, Mr. Floro said.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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