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: 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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