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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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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