Today in history for Friday, May 10, 2013


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Today is Friday, May 10, the 130th day of 2013. There are 235 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Gen. John Buford of this city, chief of the cavalry in the regulararmy, is playing smash with the rebel railroads and supplies in the mountains of Virginia.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Gilpin Volunteer Hose Company has been disbanded and thecompany's hose and cart have been returned to the city.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Ninety-four saloon licenses were granted by the Rock Island CityCommission at a special session this morning.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Servus Rubber Company reveals that $39,026 has been paid individends by the company during the past year.
1963 -- 50 years ago: In keeping with the theme, "Las Vegas Capers," the annualBosses Night event sponsored by Plow Capital Chapter, American Business Women'sAssociation, took place last evening in a gala setting at Marando's Milan.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Geneseo Columbian Club has donated 187 knit or crochetedstocking caps to Hammond-Henry Hospital as part of a special health project. Theknit caps are placed on babies' heads to prevent rapid heat loss, according to SusanCartwright, obstetrics department manager at Hammond-Henry.

















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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