Posted Online: Sept. 02, 2013, 11:00 pm

Today in history for Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2013. There are 119 days left in the year.
1863 -- 150 years ago: This morning men were set at work breaking ground on the islandfor the Rock Island Arsenal.
1888 -- 125 years ago: The Argus today increased the size of its daily publication to ninecolumns, 27 inches, from eight columns, 24 inches.
1913 -- 100 years ago: Attendance at the closing session of the Methodist campgroundmeeting last night was 750.
1938 -- 75 years ago: Former resident Edward H. Young, professor of romanticlanguages at Duke University, visited here today. He declared that "people throughoutEurope appear to be living in fright of war."
1963 -- 50 years ago: A strong arm robbery was reported last night to Rock Island police.The victim Homer Hartley, of Rock Island, said two men took $93 from him while they wereon the riverfront at 2nd Avenue.
1988 -- 25 years ago: A national accrediting association has commended the Moline HighSchool fine arts department and recommended a longer school day among changes forimproving high school education in Moline.