Today in history for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012


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Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2012. There are 30 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: All the infantry regiments, except two, raised in this state, are nowin the field. The Irish Legion, which left Chicago for the south on Thursday, was one ofthe last remaining in home camps.
1887 — 125 years ago: Davenport is fumigating houses where diphtheria cases havedeveloped. J. B. Mason, druggist, is in charge of the fumigation work.
1912 — 100 years ago: Math's new $20,000 bakery building between 5th and 6th Avenueson 17th Street will be ready for occupancy in April.
1937 — 75 years ago: A basketball game between Augustana College and the Universityof Illinois team has been scheduled for Dec. 11 in the new Rock Island Armory.
1962 — 50 years ago: The World Vision Korean Orphan Choir, which last year capturedthe hearts of 1,700 Quad-Citians in a concert at Augustana College, will make a returnappearance in Rock Island in February.
1987 — 25 years ago: About 1,900 residents along the Moline-East Moline boundary hadto reset their clocks Monday after a short power outage caused by a squirrel. Iowa-IllinoisGas and Electric Co. service crews found a dead squirrel which had shorted out a circuitnear 3rd Street and 30th Avenue, East Moline.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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