Today in history for Tuesday, May 14, 2013


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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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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