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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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