Posted Online: Nov. 05, 2012, 6:00 am
Today in history for Monday, Nov. 5, 2012
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Today is Monday, Nov. 5, the 310th day of 2012. There are 56 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Laboring men of Rock Island, if you wish to keep cheap labor outof Illinois and preserve our state, rally to the polls and vote for the rights of free labor.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Dr. C.S. Plummer Jr. has registered as a physician in the countyclerk's office. His father was the first physician to register in Rock Island County. Theson is number 138.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Rock Island citizens tomorrow will vote in the general electionwith Wilson, Roosevelt and Taft heading the various national tickets.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Plans have been made for a referendum to create a sanitary districtfor construction of a sewage disposal plant to serve Rock Island, Moline, East Moline,Silvis and Hampton.
1962 -- 50 years ago: St. Ambrose College's 41st homecoming was termed "successful"today by officials after activities closed yesterday. About 300 people attendedthe alumni awards luncheon yesterday. About 225 parents attended the weekendactivities during the combined homecoming parent's weekend. College officialsestimated about 1,000 St. Ambrose graduates were on campus Saturday and yesterday.
1987 -- 25 years ago: The first chunk of the $10 million Doris and Victor Day Foundationwas given Wednesday to Care and Share of the Quad-Cities. A $10,000 check was givento the agency to help meet human needs of clothing, food, shelter and medicine.