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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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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