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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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