Posted Online: March 02, 2013, 12:00 am

Today in history for Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Today is Saturday, March 2, the 61st day of 2013. There are 304 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: Congress has been compelled to admit that the people rule in thisdemocracy, and that presidents and governors are their servants.
1888 — 125 years ago: The Rodman Rifles have received orders to send their equipmentinto Springfield for repairs.
1913 — 100 years ago: Dr. G.A. Andreen, president of Augustana College, has taken theGreek professorship at the college following the resignation of Professor I.M. Anderson.
1938 — 75 years ago: Henry P. Schumacher, 65, of Rock Island, yesterday uncoupled hislast car as a switchman for the Rock Island Lines. He is now retired after more than 49years of service.
1963 — 50 years ago: Products manufactured by some 600 Quad-Cities workers havebeen viewed by an estimated 72,000 persons from 35 countries during the past week.The products are construction equipment manufactured at the John Deere IndustrialEquipment Works on display at the 1963 Construction Equipment and Road Show at theInternational Amphitheater, Chicago.
1988 — 25 years ago: The Moline City Council Tuesday endorsed using a stretch ofdowntown property donated by Deere & Co. for a proposed civic center. Most of thecouncil favored the 20-acre Deere site because the civic center could boost the downtownarea, they said, and because the property already is on hand.