Posted Online: Feb. 20, 2013, 6:00 am
Today in history for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2013. There are 314 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Today we are having a heavy fall of rain. The roads are horrible – scarcely a country team in town.
1888 -- 125 years ago: R. E. Spangler, United States Postal Inspector, is visiting RockIsland in connection with the possible location of a federal building to house the postoffice and engineer's offices.
1913 -- 100 years ago: John D. Cady, of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club, will lead theWestern Golf Association in matches on the Pacific Coast.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. C. W. Hawes yesterday was elected to her 26th term aspresident of the Women's Missionary Society of the South Park Presbyterian Church.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Winter returned to the Quad-City area today, starting with an earlymorning snowfall that by noon dumped 1.6 inches of snow and ending with a coldwave that will send temperatures down to 5 to 10 below zero tonight.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Police say a rivalry between high school students from Rock Islandand East Moline has sparked fights between teenagers for two consecutive weekends atSouthPark Mall in Moline. Police said they hope the violence won't be repeated this weekend andare taking steps to prevent it.