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: 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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