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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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