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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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