Today in history for Friday, July 5, 2013


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Posted Online: July 04, 2013, 5:02 pm
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Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2013. There are 179 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: A telegram has arrived from Gov. Curtin, of Pennsylvania, statingthat the battle near Gettysburg was not decisive and asking that all the troops that can beraised be sent without delay.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island July 4th celebration yesterday was comparative quiet,although considerable fireworks were exploded.
1913 -- 100 years ago: H.B. Hayden, superintendent of Rock Island public schools, lastnight tendered his resignation to the board of education following 13 years of service.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Almost five and one-half million bushels of wheat, a new record, flooded the world's greatest primary cash wheat market in Kansas City today.
1963 -- 50 years ago: The Quad-Cities can boast a 35 star American flag, one of the fewin existence in the Midwest. This is because Capt. Lewis Williams, who commandeda company in the 58th Missouri Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, asked thecommanding officer after the wars end.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Two Winola Elementary School students, Leslie Forsyth andMichelle Ann Weaver, have been named winners in the 1988 Nutrition Poster Contest,sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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