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 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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