Today in history for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 02, 2012, 1:00 am
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 2, the 337th day of 2012. There are 29 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: The ladies of the M.E. Church, request us to say that they will hold an oyster supper at Island City Hall, on Friday evening, the 5th, for the benefit of the church. Admission is 10 cents. The very best oysters and other refreshments will be served to all who favor them with a call.
1887 — 125 years ago: A Rock Island branch of the Armour Packing Company has been opened despite protests of Rock Island butchers. The store is at 1910 Second Avenue.
1912 — 100 years ago: Service on the Long View Street car line was halted today when two cars left the rails on Twenty-fifth Street hill.
1937 — 75 years ago: An ordinance to make Kirkwood Boulevard in Davenport an arterial highway from Brady Street to Jersey Ridge Road was held up by the Davenport City Council last night. Action was delayed after one alderman explained that a number of residents wanted to protest.
1962 — 50 years ago: More than 26,000 persons from 83 cities in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin shopped in downtown Moline during Turkey Days, Nov. 15-17, according to a survey conducted by the Moline Association of Commerce.
1987 — 25 years ago: A $100,000 bequest from the estate of a childless Rock Island couple is allowing Alleman High School to expand a scholarship program, equip two classrooms with computers and update school equipment. The gift from William and Nellie Bruhn is believed to be the second-largest bequest in Alleman's 33-year history.










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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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