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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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