Today in history for Wednesday, May 15, 2013


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Posted Online: May 14, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Wednesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2013. There are 230 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Fears of a rebel cavalry raid are entertained at Washington, D.C. These are perilous times. It behooves every man to be careful in his speech as well as hisactions.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Col. H.B. Burgh has been appointed marshal of the day for RockIsland's Memorial Day exercises.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Joe Berger, former Rock Island baseball player, has become the regular second baseman with the Chicago White Sox, supplanting Morris Rath.
1938 -- 75 years ago: A sketch of the Rock Island approach on 15th Street to the proposedRock Island-Davenport Bridge appeared in the Argus yesterday.
1963 -- 50 years ago: First editions of such volumes as John Milton's "Paradise Lost" andEdmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queen" add something extra to the already fine reputationof the Augustana College Library.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Womans Club of Rock Island will meet at noonSaturday in First Baptist Church, Rock Island, for a luncheon and celebration of their75th year. The program was arranged by Kay Shaw, chairman, and committee membersLillian Evans, Kay Stechalin and Bernice Fowler.

















 



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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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