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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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