Posted Online: Sept. 05, 2013, 11:00 pm
Today in history for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
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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.