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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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