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 Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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