Today in history for Wednesday, July 10, 2013


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Posted Online: July 09, 2013, 11:10 pm
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Today is Wednesday, July 10, the 191st day of 2013. There are 174 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Dan Donovan forgot that people were fined for being found on thestreets drunk. His bad memory cost him a night in jail and a fine of $1 and costs.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Frank Collins and E.H. Collins have formed the Collins Bros. contracting firm with headquarters at 2007 5th Ave.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Rock Island will put sewers, water and lights in the new territoryannexed to the city last week.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Three thousand persons attended the seventh annual picnic of theUnited Belgian-American societies at Black Hawk Park.
1963 -- 50 years ago: It was so quick. I just felt numb all over, said Rick Eshelman, 16,recovering today in St. Lukes Hospital after he survived an electric shock for a 13,800-volt power line.
1988 -- 25 years ago: After 20 years and more than $20 million, John Deere Road isclose to becoming a major east-west artery for the Illinois Quad-Cities.















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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