Today in history for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013


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Posted Online: Oct. 29, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Wednesday, Oct 30, the 303rd day of 2013. There are 62 days left in the year.

1863 -- 150 years ago: Keiser and Co. has fitted up an ice cream parlor for a Ladies Oyster Saloon. Female attendants are employed.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Harry Sage, of Rock Island, was catcher for the all-American baseball team in a game with the Chicagos at Des Moines.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. F.W. Bahsen, of Rock Island, has been chosen vice regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution for Illinois.
1938 -- 75 years ago: After two tie votes at Augustana College, it was decided to allow both Ruth Robinson and Alice Lindstrom, of Rock Island, to serve as Vi-Queens for the annual homecoming.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A halloween costume parade will be held in downtown East Moline at 6:30 tonight. The parade is being sponsored by East Moline business firms in cooperation with the East Moline-Silvis Association of Commerce.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Should you scream "boo" this weekend or just bellow "Ho! Ho! Ho!"? It used to be that no one gave any thought to Santa Claus until after Thanksgiving let alone Halloween. But this year, he's creeping up on us like a big, black cat. Shopping malls were advertising for Santas as early as last week, and the jolly old man will arrive at SouthPark Mall in Moline and NorthPark Mall in Davenport on Nov 12.















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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