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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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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