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 Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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