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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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