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 Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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