Today in history for Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013


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Posted Online: Sept. 03, 2013, 6:47 pm
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Today is Wednesday, September 4th, the 247th day of 2013. There are 118 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Officer Gary arrested a boy of 14 for stealing fruit and breaking up abee hive and stealing honey. Lacking bail, he was sent to jail.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock River bridge tolls during August amount to $574.80.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Enrollment at Augustana College passed the 300 mark. It is thelargest class in the history of the institution.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Motor boat races are planned this afternoon in the Rock Islanddam pool of the Mississippi River by the Quad City Racing Corp.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Two private services at the Quad City Airport claimpartial responsibility for the loss of about 15 private planes based at the airportwithin the last fiscal year.
1988 -- 25 years ago: As tonight's sky erupts with luminous energy around CentennialBridge, Gary Hughes will be viewing the show from the Quad-City Queen, along with otherlaborers who donated their efforts to make the bridge's new-found brilliance possible.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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