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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