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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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