Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2013, 11:00 pm

Today in history for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

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Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2013. There are 309 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The ice in Rock River ran out during the night and carried awaythe temporary props placed under the bridge last fall. The bridge has sagged so it isunsafe for teams.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education last night approved of plansand furnished an instructor for teaching calisthenics in Rock Island public schools.
1913 -- 100 years ago: A fire that started in a pile of sawdust as the Tappendorf planningmill in Milan yesterday brought $500 damage to the mill.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Fancy California oranges are being advertised for 17½ cents perdozen; seedless grapefruit for 39 cents per dozen and round steak for 26½ cents perpound.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Silver and pink proved to be an effective decorating theme for the 25th Anniversary Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday night at the Fort Armstrong Hotel, whenWilliam J. Wheelan and Miss Linda Carole New were chosen as king and queen of thepre-Lenten dance. The ball is given annually by the Junior Auxiliary to the Rock IslandVisiting Nurse Association.
1988 -- 25 years ago: There were few dry eyes at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline,Wednesday night as the Rev. Lowell Dallman, senior pastor of the church for 14½ years,read a letter of resignation to board members during a special meeting.