Today in history for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014


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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, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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