Today in history for Monday, May 13, 2013


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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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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