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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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