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 Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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