Today in history for Sunday, July 7, 2013


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Posted Online: July 06, 2013, 11:10 pm
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Today is Sunday, July 7, the 188th day of 2013. There are 177 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: A labor party of ladies and gentlemen from Port Byron andLeClaire came to this city on the evening of the 4th, on an extra train of cars, to witnessthe fireworks and enjoy a pleasant ride. They seemed to have a pleasant time.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Andrew Bell, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant governor ofIllinois, addressed a large rally last night in Moline.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Rock Island has received its new motor fore hose car, purchasedfrom the American LaFrance company for $8.5 (11).
1938 -- 75 years ago: Western League baseball owners at a meeting today permittedRock Island to drop our of the circuit for the rest of the season.
1963 -- 50 years ago: A crowd estimated at about 2,000 was on hand for the third annualfireworks display in Bishop Hill Thursday night.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Western Mercer and southern Rock Island counties are includedin the most severe category of the updated drought index release Wednesday by theNational Meterological Center.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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