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 Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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