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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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