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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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