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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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