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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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