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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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