Today in history for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013


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Today is Saturday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2013. There are 325 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: Teamsters should look out and keep off the crossings andsidewalks with their teams. There is a heavy fine for allowing a team to stand on a streetcrossing or sidewalk.
1888 — 125 years ago: Orrin Skinner today was elected president of the Rock IslandCounty Old Settlers Association.
1913 — 100 years ago: Julius Appelquist has been named president of the West End GunClub. Ben Koch is grounds master.
1938 — 75 years ago: George H. McDonald has been re-elected head of the Rock IslandCommunity Chest. This will be his second year as head of the board.
1963 — 50 years ago: John F. McCullough, 92, of 1223, E. 11th St., Davenport, founderof the Diary Queen business, died Saturday evening in his home following a brief illness.In 1940, he originated and founded the Diary Queen business, retiring in 1950, with4,000 stands in operation.
1988 — 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad-Cities Civic Center authority is expected toselect a new chairman when it meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Moline City Hall. Onlyauthority member Bill Adams, of Moline, has expressed an interest in taking the job leftopen after the resignation of Chairman Ken Schloemer last night.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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