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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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