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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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