Posted Online: Feb. 12, 2013, 6:00 am
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2013. There are 322 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: What becomes of that cannon standing in the ditch down by thegas works? It has been there all winter.
1888 -- 125 years ago: A plat of the new Edgewood addition to the city has been filedwith county recorder Bowman.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The payroll record at the Silvis shops of the Rock Island Lineswas broken today as $90,000 was distributed to 1,340 men for January wages.
1938 -- 75 years ago: The city has 2,000 more autos now than in 1925, according to thecurrent wheel tax list.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Receipts from a 53-minute march on cerebral palsy now total$2,946.78, according to Miss Ava R. Miscke, chairwoman of this year's campaign. Themarch was held Sunday, as about 500 volunteers canvassed house-to-house throughoutRock Island, Moline, East Moline, Silvis and Geneseo. About half the kits have beenaccounted for, according to Miss Miscke.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The financially strapped Moline Public Library is turning tocitizens for help. Beginning early next week, about 9,800 Moline residents will receiveletters asking for contributions. According to the letters, the library faces a $75,000deficit for fiscal year 1987-88 and must raise the money by March 31.