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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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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