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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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