Today in history for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014


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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 Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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