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Today in history for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013


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Posted Online: Oct. 24, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Friday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2013. There are 67 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Business is steadily increasing at the celebrated tub and pail factory of Dimock and Gould in Moline.
1888 -- 125 years ago: J.R. Johnston, W.B. Ferguson, J.F. Robinson, L.S. McCabe and C.L. Walker have been elected directors of the Rock Island Plating Works.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The old YMCA building on 3rd Avenue and 19th Street has been purchased by the Electric Construction and Machinery Company of Rock Island for $25,000.
1938 -- 75 years ago: A plane designer forsees a passenger ship in the near future that will be able to make the trip to Europe in 18 hours.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Permits for construction of 14 more houses in Heritage Addition were obtained this week at the Moline City Hall by John R. Strieter Inc. Cost estimates for individual homes varied from $12,200 to $14,380 with a total of $180,480.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Red ribbons are a sign of support and choice this week to remain drug free as part of the National Red Ribbon Week campaign, sponsored locally by the Moline Task Force for Drug Free Youth, local business, agencies and schools. Merchants and homeowners are asked to tie red ribbons around their door handles for support.


















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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