Today in history for Monday, March 4, 2013


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Posted Online: March 04, 2013, 1:00 am
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Today is Monday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2013. There are 302 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: At no previous time since 1836 have the prices of wool been so high as at the present date. It would not be surprising if wool commanded $1 per pound by mid-summer.
1888 — 125 years ago: Rock Island police made 24 arrests during February, of which nine were city cases and 15 state cases.
1913 — 100 years ago: Carl Ed, of Rock Island, has been hired to take a position as staff cartoonist of the Argus.
1938 — 75 years ago: William Stremmel, Rock Island's only surviving veteran of the Civil War, is still sawing wood and carrying out the ashes every day as he prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday next week.
1963 — 50 years ago: Large chunks of ice jammed beneath the Turkey Hollow Creek Bridge on Route 92 west of Milan this morning causing flooding. Illinois Division of Highways personnel were standing by to direct one-way traffic and to check to make sure that the span was not damaged.
1988 — 25 years ago: Black Hawk College trustees approved a 17 percent, $5 per credit hour tuition increase Thursday that will go into effect for the summer term. The change brings the hourly tuition rate to $35 per credit for Illinois in-district residents; $65 for Illinois out-of-district residents and $138 for out-of-state students.















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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