Today in history for Monday, Dec. 10, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 6:00 am
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Today is Monday, Dec. 10, the 345th day of 2012. There are 21 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: The Mississippi River still is open today, and the ferry boats aremaking a few trips each day. We have had very little cold weather yet.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Wyrich's bus operating between Rock Island and Davenport hasbeen stopped by Arsenal authorities. Wyrich plans to take the case to the Secretary ofWar for a final decision.
1912 -- 100 years ago: The Tri-City Federation of Labor is discussing plans forunionization of farm workers.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Shores of the Upper Mississippi River are resounding with thering of the woodman's ax as the Rock Island District of United States engineers begindevelopment of a 9-foot channel operation.
1962 -- 50 years ago: Placing 20 speakers in the top five places in various contests, RockIsland High School won the area speech contest held Saturday at Rock Island.
1987 -- 25 years ago: Bob Plasschaert, of Milan, has been presented the Silver Beaveraward, the highest adult honor in the six-county Illowa Council, Boy Scouts of America.During the past 30 years, Mr. Plasschaert has served as a cubmaster, scoutmaster anddistrict commissioner, and he is a scouting coordinator.















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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