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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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