Today in history for Friday, March 22, 2013


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2013. There are 284 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The first of a series of 12 lessons in vocal music will be givenin the lecture room of the Methodist Church tomorrow evening. All who wish are invitedto attend the singing school.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The ferry Spencer has been taken out of winter quarterspreparatory to resuming regular trips between Rock Island and Davenport.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Masonic Temple, under construction at 18th Street and 5th Avenue, is to be completed by June 1.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Melford J. Norby has been elected to a six-year term as countysuperintendent of highways by the Rock Island County Board.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A record breaking 28,000 persons have filed through the RockIsland Armory during the first six days of the nine-day fourth annual Mississippi ValleyHome and Garden Show. Coins tossed into the model swimming pool now total about$50. The money will be given to the Crippled Children's Foundation of Rock IslandCounty.
1988 -- 25 years ago: North Campus of United Township High School should be closedand $6.6 million should be spent to fit another 1,000 students into South Campus,according to a study by the Illinois State Board of Education presented on Monday. "Wefound that the North Campus is a pretty inadequate building," said John Weese, fieldconsultant for the state board.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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