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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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