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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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