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 Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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