Today in history for Monday, March 4, 2013


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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: 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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