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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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