Today in history for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013


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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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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