Today in history for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013


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Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2013, 6:55 pm
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Today is Monday, Oct. 28th, the 301st day of 2013. There are 64 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The President has called for 300,000 volunteers. We should remember that it is men, not money, that the President wants.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rudolph Schwecke received several cases of birds, awarded to the most popular saloon-keeper, at the close of St. Mary's church fair.
1913 -- 100 years ago: B.H. Sward and E.H. Corbin have applied for license to operate a motion picture theater between 37th and 38th streets on 14th Ave.
1938 -- 75 years ago: A trench a mile long, 20 feet wide and 15 feet deep at Anaheim, Calif., is being used as a "dump" for the surplus oranges from California's bumper orange crop.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Nitrin Inc., one of the nation's largest nitrogen fertilizer plants began production in Cordova Industrial Park here today, less than a year after ground was broken.
1988 -- 25 years ago: A winter festival along the Ben Butterworth Memorial Parkway will kick off in four weeks. The Moline Park Board unanimously endorses "Christmas Along the Mississippi," a festival scheduled to begin Nov. 25. The festival would include lighting in about 40 trees from 33rd to 37th St., carolers, choirs, an ice sculpture contest and sleigh rides.


















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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