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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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