Today in history for Thursday, July 4, 2013


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Posted Online: July 03, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Thursday, July 4, the 185th day of 2013. There are 180 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Mrs. Brownlee, of Camden, will please accept our thanks for alarge basket of very fine currants.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Members of Buford Post, GAR, attended divine worship servicesSunday at the Ninth Street Methodist Church and heard an address by the Rev. J.H.McMeen.
1913 -- 100 years ago: M.A. Clevett has been engaged to assume charge of the physicaleducation department at the Rock Island YMCA.
1938 -- 75 years ago: The Argus, in keeping with the policy of many other concerns, willgive its employee a holiday on Monday because of where Independence Day falls.
1963 -- 50 years ago: One member of the Hawkeye State Parachute Team Inc. was killedand three others injured when a light plane crashed shortly after take off at the Quad CityAirport this morning.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The Great River Ramble found thousands of Quad-Citians andvisitors rambling from one event to another in celebration of the nation's birthday. Fromthe blues at Davenport's LeClaire Park to logrolling in Cordova, from lighted boats onthe Mississippi River to fireworks.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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