Today in history for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013


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Posted Online: Sept. 02, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2013. There are 119 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: This morning men were set at work breaking ground on the islandfor the Rock Island Arsenal.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Argus today increased the size of its daily publication to ninecolumns, 27 inches, from eight columns, 24 inches.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Attendance at the closing session of the Methodist campgroundmeeting last night was 750.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Former resident Edward H. Young, professor of romanticlanguages at Duke University, visited here today. He declared that "people throughoutEurope appear to be living in fright of war."
1963 -- 50 years ago: A strong arm robbery was reported last night to Rock Island police.The victim Homer Hartley, of Rock Island, said two men took $93 from him while they wereon the riverfront at 2nd Avenue.
1988 -- 25 years ago: A national accrediting association has commended the Moline HighSchool fine arts department and recommended a longer school day among changes forimproving high school education in Moline.


















 




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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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