Today in history for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013


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Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2013, 5:46 pm
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Today is Thursday, September 5th, the 248th day of 2013. There are 117 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: We cannot learn that a single individual in this county attended therecent abolition meeting at Springfield.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island's population is estimated at 19,000, according to thecompany compiling the directory.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Several new pay-as-you-enter street cars were received today bythe Tri-City Railway Co.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Despite threatening skies, about 27,000 people attended either theTri-City Federation of Labor or the Scott County Farmers picnics for Labor Day celebrations yesterday.
1963 -- 50 years ago: Enrollment at the two campuses of United Township High Schoolyesterday, the first day of the new school year, was 2,327, according to SuperintendentC.L. McCreight.
1988 -- 25 years ago: Enrollment at Black Hawk College's Quad-Cities campus hasreached a five-year high of 4,870 students, a 9 percent increase over last year's 4,454 first-day enrollment.

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

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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