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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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