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.