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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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