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, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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