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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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