Today in history for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013


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Posted Online: Oct. 25, 2013, 6:30 pm
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 26th, the 299th day of 2013. There are 66 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The weather quite astonishes our oldest inhabitant. The ground is covered with two inches of snow, and the children are jolly as Christmas with their little sleds.
1888 — 125 years ago: Dr. A.H. McCandless was elected president of the young people's association of Broadway Presbyterian Church.
1913 — 100 years ago: The coliseum at the corner of 4th St. between 7th and Myrtle streets in Davenport was destroyed by fire. The loss is estimated at $40,000.
1938 — 75 years ago: Paving of 38th and 11th avenues out of the city's share of state gas taxes was approved last night by the City Council.
1963 — 50 years ago: Plans have been formulated for the 100th anniversary celebration of the First Presbyterian Church, Geneseo, next weekend. The celebration will be opened with a banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening. Following the meal, Howard Moburg will read a review of the church's history in an original narrative written by Miss Elsie Hamilton.
1988 — 25 years ago: Quad-Cities police and health officials are hoping for a safe Halloween this year because of the "Beast Buster". Trick-or-treaters will be wearing glow in the dark light sticks pinned to their costumes to make themselves more visible to motorists.
















 



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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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