Today in history for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014


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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2014. There are 318 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Henry Fouser was complained of by his wife for being drunk and abusive, and he was placed in jail by City Marshall Cropper. This morning Esq. Sweeney fined him $5 and costs, which he paid.
1889 — 125 years ago: Eggs are selling at 22 cents and 23 cents per dozen.
1914 — 100 years ago: Henry C. Harris was elected commander of John Buford post, Grand Army of the Republic.
1939 — 75 years ago: Augustana College will send Miss Ruth Robinson and Forest Hainline as representatives in the 52nd annual oratory contest at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.
1964 — 50 years ago: Leslie C. Johnson, vice president and general manager of the Rock Island Broadcasting Company, will serve as honorary Easter Seal chairman for the 1964 Easter Seal campaign in Rock Island County.
1989 — 25 years ago: Valentine's gifts of love come in various shapes and forms, but Dawn Wiegel believes she received the most precious gift of all. Her special Valentine's gift came in twins — twin boys that is.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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