Posted Online: Sept. 04, 2013, 5:46 pm

Today in history for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

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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.