Posted Online: March 04, 2013, 1:00 am
Today in history for Monday, March 4, 2013
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Today is Monday, March 4, the 63rd day of 2013. There are 302 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: At no previous time since 1836 have the prices of wool been so high as at the present date. It would not be surprising if wool commanded $1 per pound by mid-summer.
1888 — 125 years ago: Rock Island police made 24 arrests during February, of which nine were city cases and 15 state cases.
1913 — 100 years ago: Carl Ed, of Rock Island, has been hired to take a position as staff cartoonist of the Argus.
1938 — 75 years ago: William Stremmel, Rock Island's only surviving veteran of the Civil War, is still sawing wood and carrying out the ashes every day as he prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday next week.
1963 — 50 years ago: Large chunks of ice jammed beneath the Turkey Hollow Creek Bridge on Route 92 west of Milan this morning causing flooding. Illinois Division of Highways personnel were standing by to direct one-way traffic and to check to make sure that the span was not damaged.
1988 — 25 years ago: Black Hawk College trustees approved a 17 percent, $5 per credit hour tuition increase Thursday that will go into effect for the summer term. The change brings the hourly tuition rate to $35 per credit for Illinois in-district residents; $65 for Illinois out-of-district residents and $138 for out-of-state students.