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 Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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