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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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