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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

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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