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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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