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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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