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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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