Today in history for Saturday, May 11, 2013


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Posted Online: May 10, 2013, 4:01 pm
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Today is Saturday, May 11, the 131st day of 2013. There are 234 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Since Davenport is now without an evening paper a fewenterprising carriers could do well to circulate the evening Argus there. The DavenportDemocrat-News has gone out of existence because of want of patronage.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Improvements on the First National Bank building have beencompleted.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Lutheran Church last night voted in favor ofa $7,000 addition to the church structure.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Payloads for Mississippi River tows are working out because of theexchange of Illinois and Iowa corn to feed southern mules, for cotton seed meal which isshipped up stream to feed Midwest cattle.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Fourteen new courses, ranging from the new engineeringrequirement of statistics, to work in theater production, are being added to the fall andspring semester for 1963-64.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The East Moline Junior Woman's Club recently donated books tothe children's department of the East Moline Public Library honoring the birth of threebabies born to club members this year. The books were also donated to observe the club's50th anniversary and the 200th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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