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, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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