Today in history for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014


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Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2014, 10:30 pm
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Today is Monday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2014. There are 317 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The Western Boys will give a ball at Island City Hall on the anniversary of Washington's birthday.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Fisk University Jubilee Singers presented a musical program at Harper's Theater for the benefit of Buford Post, Grand Army of the Republic.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Ruth Blakemore was selected to represent Rock Island High School in the Big Eight declamatory contest for girls.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Ray Brunswig, 12, a Frances Willard school safety patrol captain, was credited with saving Clifford Householder, 4, from serious injury when he snatched the little boy from the path of a car.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A $500,000 remodeling project will begin early this spring at the Petersen-Harned-Von Maur Department Store at 2nd and Main streets, Davenport, Cable G. Von Maur, president of the 92-year-old firm, has announced.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Hampton School Board has clarified its policy on student eligibility for extracurricular activities. The new policy says students in grades 5-8 who are not doing overall passing work at the end of the third week of each grading period will not be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities for two weeks.















 



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  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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