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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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