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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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