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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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