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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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