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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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