Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2013, 6:00 am
Today in history for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2013. There are 320 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: "Old Bigelow," of Cordova, the noted counterfeiter, after twoyears in a Chicago jail, has been convicted in the United States District Court.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island for the third straight day has experiencedtemperatures of -10 degrees.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Arthur Salzmann, of Rock Island, rolled a score of 563 last night inthe Friday evening bowling league, the highest in the league this season.
1938 -- 75 years ago: A strange four-footed beast is prowling at large in Moline, and ahost of strange reports are perplexing police and residents of the area.
1963 -- 50 years ago: The mercury will plunge to -10 in the Quad-Cities areatonight, but it probably won't seem any colder than last night and most of today.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Registration is now open for the 10th annual Children's LiteratureFestival, set for April 21 at Wharton Field House in Moline. About 500elementary school students, librarians, teachers and parents are expected to attend theone-day event.