Posted Online: May 15, 2013, 11:00 pm

Today in history for Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th day of 2013. There are 229 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: John Whitsitt, Esq. of Preemption sold 1,000 bushels of oats inthis city for 52 cents per bushel -- the buyers furnishing the sacks. We are glad to see thefarmers getting good prices for their crops.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Milan street car line will run 40 cars to Watch Tower Park.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Earl Chalk of Rock Island high school placed first in the half-milerun at the state track meet in Urbana this afternoon. Claude Kipp, also of Rock Island,was fourth in the quarter mile.
1938 -- 75 years ago: John H. Hauberg has been re-elected president of the Black HawkHiking Club. He has been president of the club since its organization in 1920.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Success of the light a bike campaign was reported last night at ameeting of Silvis VFW Post No. 1933 at The Palms. It was reported that reflector tapehas been put on about 900 bicycles.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Ross Furniture & Upholstery Service, 3120 23rd Ave., Moline,has doubled its size by expanding into the space next door and will be putting in a fullwoodworking shop and spray booth to complement its upholstery service.