Today in history for Monday, May 13, 2013


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Posted Online: May 12, 2013, 6:52 pm
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Today is Monday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2013. There are 232 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Gen. John Buford of this city, chief of cavalry in the regular army,is playing smash with the rebel railroads and supplies in the mountains of Virginia.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Henry Kramer and Charles Bieuer have entered into partnershipand yesterday opened a book binding establishment at 1612 Second Avenue.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist Church last night voted tospend $75,000 for remodeling the church and adding to the Sunday school structure.
1938 -- 75 years ago: The wooden dials on the old four-faced timepiece in the 117-footClock Tower at the Rock Island Arsenal are being replaced. Each face is 12 feet indiameter.
1963 -- 50 years ago: The only large operation supplying meat to restaurants andinstitutions in the Quad-cities was open on a limited scale Monday. The operation will belocated at a building next to the present Swift & Co. building at 726 9th Street, Rock Island.Remodeling operations costing $35,000 have provided two coolers, dock space and an officespace in the second building.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island Park Department has set out to revise and writedown a policy regulating use of recreational areas after a Rock Island church challengedthe unwritten rules. The attempt to formulate the new policy resulted from a challenge bythe Central Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, which held an Easter worship service inSunset Park.

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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