Today in history for Saturday, July 6, 2013


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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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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