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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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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