Today in history for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013


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Posted Online: Oct. 26, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2013. There are 65 days left in the year.

1863 -- 150 years ago: The president has called for 300,000 volunteers. We have not heard of any loyal leaguer who has volunteered. They should remember that it is men not money that the president wants.
1888 -- 125 years ago: W.M. Johnson, delegate from Rock Island division No. 60, B. of L.E. to the national convention in Richmond, Va., was chosen a member of the executive committee for the coming year.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. I.O. Nothstein, of Grace Lutheran church, Rock Island, was reelected secretary of the English Lutheran churches of the Augustana synod.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Ed Roman, of Atkinson, won the Henry County corn husking contest, with a total of 38.36 bushels, after husks and gleanings were dedusted.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Michael J. Howlett, Chicago Democrat, Illinois auditor of public accounts, will be speaker and guest of honor at the communion breakfast of Allouez Council, Knights of Columbus, next Sunday morning.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Davenport Chamber of Commerce will honor Alcoa in "An Evening of Celebration" tonight at the River Center, Davenport. The evening celebrates the Alcoa Davenport Works 40th anniversary and Alcoa's overall 100th anniversary.


















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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