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: 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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