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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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