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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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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