Today in history for Sunday, May 12, 2013


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Today is Sunday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2013. There are 233 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: The new arrangement for summer travel on the Chicago & Rock Island railroad will be found in the advertisement in this paper. The arrangement takes effect on Sunday the 10th.
1888 — 125 years ago: The high mark of 18.6 feet above low water stage was reached by the Mississippi river yesterday, but the flood appears to be receding. A 5-inch fall was recorded at Dubuque.
1913 — 100 years ago: Rock Island high school's orchestra gave a successful concert last night in the school auditorium.
1963 — 50 years ago: The annual Camp Hauberg work day will be held next Sunday at the YMCA camp at Port Byron. Raking, staining of buildings, minor building repairs and electrical work remain to be done.
1988 — 25 years ago: About 600 Cub and Boy Scouts from the Three Rivers District of the Illowa Council participated in Trailblazing '88, the Scout-a-Rama held last Friday and Saturday at the Henry County fairgrounds in Cambridge.

















 



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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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