Today in history for Thursday, May 16, 2013


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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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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