Today in history for Monday, Sept. 2, 2013


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Posted Online: Sept. 01, 2013, 11:52 pm
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Today is Monday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2013. There are 120 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: In our county one-half of the crops were destroyed and much of the balance injured because of the devastating effects of the early frosts.
1888 — 125 years ago: Following Tuesday's order to have all dogs muzzled, police have killed 28 unmuzzled dogs in the city.
1913 — 100 years ago: A parade was the feature of Labor Day in Rock Island.
1938 — 75 years ago: About a hundred prizes will be given away at the Sept. 15 downtown Rock Island unveiling of windows to reveal the most up-to-date offerings in fall merchandise.
1963 — 50 years ago: John Anders, one of Moline's most outstanding athletes in recent years and one of a long line of star athletes from the Anders family died in Albuquerque, N.M., last night after participating in the University of New Mexico's first football practice.
1988 — 25 years ago: Members of the Moline Park Board plan to study a research report about Sylvan Island before deciding whether the island should be the site of a golf course.



















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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