Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014


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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2014. There are 316 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Rags are again "money." They bring 8 cents and a quarter to 10 1/2 cents per pound. Our readers had better save their rags if they want to have newspapers much longer.
1889 — 125 years ago: W.C. Maucker, who has been operating a grocery on the Milan road for many years, has opened a second store at 4th Avenue and 15th Street, Rock Island.
1914 — 100 years ago: Joe Berger, of Rock Island, star second baseman of the Chicago White Sox, left for the west coast to join his teammates for the spring training session.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dewey, Vandenberg and Taft are the most popular choices at the present for the 1940 presidential nomination on the Republican ticket.
1964 — 50 years ago: Bruce Lourie, a vice president and director of Deere & Co. since 1946, will retire on May 31 after 36 years of service with the Deere organization, it was announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The landmark building that now houses Supreme TV-Video and Appliance on the corner of 23rd Avenue and 41st Street in Moline may be torn down to make way for a Hardee's restaurant.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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