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, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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