Today in history for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014


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Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2014, 12:00 am
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2014. There are 315 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: George P. Wagner and Philip Dingeldein have formed a partnership for the purpose of carrying on the butchering business. Their shop on Illinois Street carries a full supply of the best meats.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Beth Sommerville dramatic company opened a week's engagement at Harper's Theater presenting a double bill including a drama and a farce comedy.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Crawford C. Carter, former star mile runner for Rock Island High School, won inter-scholastic honors at an invitational meet in Baltimore, Md., breasting the tape in the mile at 4 minutes. 32.6 seconds.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Rock Island County Historical Society is making plans for a celebration in 1941 of the 100th anniversary of the changing of the name of Stephenson to town of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: East Moline will continue to fight the paving of Moline's 34th Avenue after the Rock Island County Board of Supervisors yesterday afternoon approved the project following a maze of parliamentary and legal maneuvering.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Reliable sources report the Quad-Cities will soon have its very own lotto game. The number game is scheduled to begin on Feb. 27 and will have a weekly cash jackpot of about $1,000.















 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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