Today in history for Thursday, May 16, 2013


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Posted Online: May 15, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th day of 2013. There are 229 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: John Whitsitt, Esq. of Preemption sold 1,000 bushels of oats inthis city for 52 cents per bushel -- the buyers furnishing the sacks. We are glad to see thefarmers getting good prices for their crops.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Milan street car line will run 40 cars to Watch Tower Park.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Earl Chalk of Rock Island high school placed first in the half-milerun at the state track meet in Urbana this afternoon. Claude Kipp, also of Rock Island,was fourth in the quarter mile.
1938 -- 75 years ago: John H. Hauberg has been re-elected president of the Black HawkHiking Club. He has been president of the club since its organization in 1920.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Success of the light a bike campaign was reported last night at ameeting of Silvis VFW Post No. 1933 at The Palms. It was reported that reflector tapehas been put on about 900 bicycles.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Ross Furniture & Upholstery Service, 3120 23rd Ave., Moline,has doubled its size by expanding into the space next door and will be putting in a fullwoodworking shop and spray booth to complement its upholstery service.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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