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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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