Today in history for Saturday, March 16, 2013


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Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Saturday, March 16, the 75th day of 2013. There are 290 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The Rock Island and Keokuk daily line of mail and passengerpackets is now making regular trips. The Jennie Whipple went down today and the Kate
Cassel is the boat for tomorrow.
1888 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Industrial Fair held last month at the skating rinkshowed a net profit of $2,240, according to figures announced today.
1913 — 100 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mosenfelder and daughter have returned froma trip to the Panama Canal.
1938 — 75 years ago: Clarence Darrow, who rose from a $30-per-month country schoolteacher to be the nation's most famous "attorney for the defense," is dead at 80 years. Thenoted lawyer philosopher was known as a friend of the poor.
1963 — 50 years ago: The Rock island County Heart Association's goal of $16,000 inits Heart Sunday drive has been exceeded by $256, Mrs. Brendon R. Dudley, executivedirector, announced today.
1988 — 25 years ago: In a 1,360-vote turnaround from last November, Geneseo SchoolDistrict voters approved a tax increase of 67 cents per $100 assessed valuation for theeducation fund Tuesday.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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