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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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