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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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