Today in history for Tuesday, May 14, 2013


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Posted Online: May 13, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Tuesday, May 14, the 134th day of 2013. There are 231 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: City Marshal Cropper this morning arrested a counterfeiter, whocalled himself John Bush, at the Island City Hotel. He had $640 in $20 bills that werewell executed and likely to deceive any but a good judge of money.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Mississippi River gradually is sobering up, but high water,even after it has receded, will leave much repair work to be done.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Thomas Casey, an employee at Rock Island Arsenal for 19 years,has retired to enter private business.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Seven student nurses will receive diplomas at the 37th annualcommencement at St. Anthony's Hospital on May 24. None of the graduates are fromRock Island.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Criticism was voiced today of a proposal by Rock Island CountyBoard leaders to spend nearly twice as much as the voters approved for enlargement ofOak Glen Home.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island County government continues to have money in thebank, and county officials again were lauded this year for the county's strong financialshape. Overall, the county finished the fiscal year that ended Nov. 30 with revenues in itsgeneral fund topping expenditures by $305,201.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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