Today in history for Sunday, May 12, 2013


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Posted Online: May 11, 2013, 6:00 pm
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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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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