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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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