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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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