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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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