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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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