Posted Online: March 01, 2013, 12:00 am

Today in history for Friday, March 1, 2013

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Today is Friday, March 1, the 60th day of 2013. There are 305 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: A great mass of democrats in this city are not willing to trust theprofessions made that there will be no abolitionist candidate for mayor, and they demanda convention.
1888 — 125 years ago: Mayor V.M. Blanding, of Rock Island, today was re-electedsecretary-treasurer of the Chicago, Oquawka and Kansas City Short Line railway.
1913 — 100 years ago: 14th street property owners have gone on record in favorof asphalt for paving the thoroughfare.
1938 — 75 years ago: General John J. Pershing's uphill fight against an ailing heart andkidney disease, which threatened death 48 hours ago, continued today, and his physiciansguardedly predicted his recovery.
1963 — 50 years ago: With the Saturday night series of concerts sold out at AugustanaCentennial Hall, the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra Association last night launched itsspring membership campaign for the 1963-64 season.
1988 — 25 years ago: A Moline clothing store owner is offering a $100 reward for thereturn of his black-haired beauty named Sandra. Sandra is a mannequin from NewYork worth $1,000, according to James Floro, owner of LeChic Boutique, 2001 16thSt., Moline. Sandra is absolutely gorgeous, Mr. Floro said. "This is a very uniquemannequin." "She's beautiful; I can't describe (her). She's irreplaceable." "Mostimportant of all, she can wear my dresses beautifully, Mr. Floro said.