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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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