Today in history for Tuesday, July 9, 2013


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Posted Online: July 08, 2013, 4:12 pm
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Today is Tuesday, July 9, the 190th day of 2013. There are 175 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Everyone felt so good over the encouraging news of the defeat ofthe rebel army in Pennsylvania that the little cannon was got out and fired.
1888 -- 125 years ago: John Volk, of Rock Island, has been awarded a contract forimprovements at the Congregational church in Port Byron.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill's great exposition is in Moline thisweek.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Application for a PWA grant of $1,400 on construction of theproposed Rock Island Davenport Bridge was filed yesterday by Mayor Robert P.Galbraith, of Rock Island township.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Three records were broken by a team of four Rock Island YMCAswimmers taken to Chicago for the Portage Park open, with a total of 2,000 swimmersattending. Two records were turned in by Keith Gilliam and the other new record bythe Rock Islander was a 200 meter medley relay by Bill Schuster, Tom Chappel, MarcGilliam and Keith Gilliam.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Sno-cones, ice cream and cold drinks were big seller Friday asQuad-Citians sought relief from the heat at the Rock Island Summer Festival.

















 



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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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