Today in history for Saturday, July 6, 2013


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Posted Online: July 05, 2013, 5:27 pm
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Today is Saturday, July 6, the 187th day of 2013. There are 178 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The market reports say that cotton goods have advanced from 25
to 40 per cent in New York.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island city council last night approved the appointments
of H.B. Baker, William McCarthy, George Hetter, John Schaab and John Sullivan to the
police department.
1913 -- 100 years ago: The 36th annual Orangeman's picnic will be held July 12 at
Lipton's Grove two miles north of Preemption. Hundreds of Rock Island residents are
expected to attend.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Ida Mae Lane, of Rock Island, has been re-elected treasurer of
the American Turner society auxiliary at the 10th annual national convention in Detroit.
1963 -- 50 years ago: When plans were made to constructed a new bandshell in the
Geneseo City Park, the sentimental value of the old bandstand could not be erased from
the hearts of Geneseoans. A decision was reached to remove the bandstand to the south
side and the when the new band shell is dedicated this weekend, the old one will not be
forgotten.
1988 -- 25 years ago: President Ronald Reagan has made a date in the Quad-Cities on July14 to dedicate Palmer Broadcasting's new state-of-the art broadcast center, sources inWashington confirmed today.



















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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