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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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