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 Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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