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 Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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