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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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