Day in history for May 13, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Police officers are looking for a man who stole some $40 from another fellow in a saloon on the levee. He is a short man with black hair and no whiskers. 1883 -- 125 years ago: A catfish weighing 47 pounds was caught in the Rock River near Milan this morning. 1908 -- 100 years ago: One person was killed, several injured and property damage to the extent of $50,000 in a violent windstorm in Rock Island, Mercer and Henry Counties yesterday. 1933 -- 75 years ago: A relief model of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, built by Dr. F. M. Fryxell, head of the department of geology at Augustana College, and Rudolph Edmund, student at Augustana, has been installed in the Hall of Science in Chicago. It is one of seven models which will constitute the exhibit of the United States National Park Service at the Century of Progress Exposition. 1958 -- 50 years ago: Commercial traffic on the Mississippi River through April 30 increased 14 per cent over a similar period last year, according to the Rock Island District Corps of Engineers. 1983 -- 25 years ago:CPR classes at Roosevelt School, Moline, were interrupted when it was discovered that the Rescusi-Annie, a dummy used to teach CPR was vandalized sometime Wednesday or Thursday.

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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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