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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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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