Today in history for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012


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Today is Saturday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2012. There are 23 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: We learn from Mr. Kimball that his sales of wagons this fall have greatly exceeded his expectations, and that he cannot find men enough to manufacture them as fast as they are wanted.
1887 — 125 years ago: Henry Bostock of Rock Island was elected president of the Knights of Labor organization in Hilliers Hall.
1912 — 100 years ago: The last obstacles have been removed for the 38th Street paving project with the signing of property settlements.
1937 — 75 years ago: Rock Island County auto sales have broken all records with 4,225 new cars sold in the first 11 months of 1937.
1962 — 50 years ago: Fredrick G. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Davis, 2408 16th Ave., Moline, has been awarded a $250 fellowship by the newly founded Student Research Program at San Jose State College, San Jose, California.
1987 — 25 years ago: Two new businesses have located in Moline's Entrprise Centre,but the original tenant — Dorothy's Sewing Room — has left, city officials said Tuesday. Industrial Tool Technology (ITT), an industrial drill reconditioner, has moved intothe manufacturing center in Riverview Business Park, 2500 River Drive. DataMated Systems, Inc., a microcomputer maintenance company, which also has designed a computerized telemarketing system, has joined in the office center.















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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