Posted Online: Nov. 03, 2012, 5:00 am
Today in history for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 3, the 308th day of 2012. There are 58 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: Gen. Linder, who made a Whig speech for Scott on the Islandin 1852, is now making speeches for the abolition state ticket and may be heard at thecourthouse this evening.
1887 — 125 years ago: The new high school building was occupied for the first timeyesterday morning by regular classes. The principal is Mr. Hatch.
1912 — 100 years ago: Clifford Hubbard came home from Northwestern University tocast his vote in the election. Rock Island is in a high state of excitement over the resultsof the vote.
1937 — 75 years ago: Overjoyed at their football team's 32 to 0 triumph over Monmouth, more than 200 Rock Island High School students and other fans celebrated in thebusiness area here, causing damage amounting to several hundred dollars.
1962 — 50 years ago: Ten carrier salesmen of The Argus attended the University ofIowa-Ohio State football game this afternoon in Iowa City as a regard for securing newsubscriptions to the newspaper in a recent contest.
1987 — 25 years ago: A Deere & Co. plan to streamline operations at the PartsDistribution Center, Milan, could reduce the workforce by up to 300 wage and salariedemployees next year, a company spokesman said Monday.