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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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