Today in history for Sunday, March 17, 2013


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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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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