Today in history for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013


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Today is Sunday, September 1st,the 245th day of 2013. There are 120 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: The most enormous yield of plums we have ever seen is at thegrounds around the residence of Charles Buford. The trees are literally breakingdown with the rich fruit.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Fred Hass last night was elected president of the CitizensImprovement Association of Rock Island.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Dr. Joseph A. Campbell has been appointed superintendent of theIllinois Western Hospital for the Insane at Watertown.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Ald. Emiel Engels of First Ward, chairman of the cityDemocratic committee, called a meeting last night.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Two major Labor Day weekend events in the Quad-Cities -- the Indian Pow Wow in Blackhawk State Park and the Milan Indian Summer Festival -- drew crowds exceeding 16,000 people.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island County will hold the line on property taxes for the fifthstraight year under a $5 million tax levy endorsed Wednesday by a county budget committee.




















 



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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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