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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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