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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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