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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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