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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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