Today in history for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013


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Posted Online: Sept. 05, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Today is Friday, Sept 6, the 249th day of 2013. There are 116 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: Dr A. J. Grover performed a notable operation removing 2 ½inches of bone from the breast plate of a diseased man.
1888 -- 125 years ago: Fred Haas was elected president of the Rock IslandCitizens Protective Association last night.
1913 -- 100 years ago: George McKibben was elected president of the neworganization Rock Island Dramatic Club last night.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Township Supervisor William Young objects to the methods ofhandling WPA labor assignments.
1963 -- 50 years ago: The Milan Chamber of Commerce will resume its regular meetingsafter the summer recess with a "Harvest Jubilee" at Marando's on Tuesday night, Oct 8.
1988 -- 25 years ago: The 18thannual Jerry Lewis Telethon sponsored by the localMuscular Dystrophy Association raised $258,511 in pledges during a 23 hour publicappeal at SouthPark Mall, surpassing last year's total by about $2,000.


















 




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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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