Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013


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Posted Online: Oct. 30, 2013, 8:12 pm
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2013. There are 61 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The new steamer, which is being finished at our levee by Capt. Add. Hine, will be ready to run in a short time.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Bert Cunningham, Moline's great baseball pitcher, who hurled for the Baltimores during the 1888 season, has returned home for the winter.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Indications are that football in Rock Island High School will be abolished at the end of the 1913 season because of lack of interest and poor attendance, according to Manager A.G. Hill.
1938 -- 75 years ago: The Tri-Cities shared a nationwide alarm and panic over a radio broadcast of a skit entitled "Invasion from Mars", which hundreds of listeners thought was the real thing.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A book entitled "The High Prairie" has been written and published by Louis Detlef Hauberg, a historian and member of a pioneer area family. In his book, Hauberg, the founder of the Coe Township Museum near Port Byron, tells of the early days in Rock Island County with emphasis on activities in the upper region of the county.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Moline has received a national award for urban development excellence, recognizing a housing improvement program that has helped repair more than 1,000 homes since 1975.



















 



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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