Posted Online: Feb. 10, 2013, 6:00 am

Today in history for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2013. There are 324 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: We are informed Sen. Pickett will leave for Springfieldthis evening. It is said he left for home on account of ill-health.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The temperature took a downward lunge last night, with readingsof 15 to 20 degrees below zero last night and this morning.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The payroll record at the Silvis shops of the Rock Island Lineswas broken today as $90,000 was distributed to 1,340 men for the January wages.
1938 -- 75 years ago: County Judge John W. Heberling will conduct a school ofinstruction for election boards to serve in next Tuesday's special election on the proposalto create a Rock Island County Sanitary District at 7 p.m. today in the circuit courtroom in the courthouse.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Boy Scout Troop No. 255, sponsored by First Lutheran Church,Rock Island, has erected a display in a window at Younkers store in downtown RockIsland. The display includes a camp fire, a tripod and pot and was made as part of theobservance of Boy Scout Week. Scoutmaster for the troop is Donald Kelly.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Motorists traveling on expressways in Moline will notice fewerbillboards in the future if a planning committee recommendation meets city councilapproval. The committee Tuesday recommended limiting billboards to every 1,000 feet,twice the current restriction.