Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2014, 12:00 am
Today in history for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
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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.