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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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