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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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