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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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