Today in history for Sunday, March 17, 2013


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Posted Online: March 16, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Sunday, March 17, the 76th day of 2013. There are 289 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The examination of the pupils in the 4th Ward school takesplace tomorrow. The teachers are Miss Sammis, Miss Pease and Miss Chamberlin. Wepresume there will be a good attendance of visitors.
1888 — 125 years ago: The NuWay Corporation at 2416 4th Ave., Rock Island, hasannounced an extensive expansion program which will increase employment there by300 percent.
1913 — 100 years ago: Dr. A.N. Mueller has left Rock Island for the southland. He willvisit China and Jamaica before returning.
1938 — 75 years ago: Three Augustana seniors were admitted to membership in the RunicHonor Society at chapel services. They are Edith Arshack, of Rock Island, and DonaldFryxell and Frank Byers, both of Moline.
1963 — 50 years ago: The opening of the 50-unit low rent housing development in Milan totenants will take place Monday, March 25, Russell M. Bergstedt, executive director ofthe Rock Island County Housing Authority, announced today.
1988 — 25 years ago: Mike Satre, 2826 9 ½ St., East Moline, son of Steve and PatsySatre, was awarded the Eagle Scout Badge on Aug. 16, 1987. A member of Troop 300,Mr. Satre is currently a freshman at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. For his Eagleproject, Mike led some members of Troop 300 in repainting some physical educationgame areas at United Township High School, East Moline. Mike has been in scouting for10 years and plans to continue someday as a leader.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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