Posted Online: Dec. 21, 2012, 6:00 am

Today in history for Friday, Dec. 21, 2012

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Today is Friday, Dec. 21st, the 356th day of 2012. There are 10 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Great numbers of market baskets are filled daily with the finestspare ribs and tenderloins at our various pork houses for a very small sum of money.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Attempts are being made in the Tri-Cities to break the priceschedule adopted by blacksmiths of the three towns for horseshoeing.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Rock Island's new YMCA building is progressing ahead of theconstruction schedule.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Immanual Lutheran Church has arranged loud speakers in itssteeple to carry yule music to people on the streets of the area.
1962 -- 50 years ago: Rock Island parking meter attendants will hand out nearly 1,000greeting cards instead of tickets by the time Christmas Day arrives. As has been thecustom in recent years, meter attendants for-go issuing violation tickets during the finalChristmas shopping days. But watch the meters on Dec. 26 when enforcement starts again.
1987 -- 25 years ago: Local Court of the National Catholic Society of Foresterscontributed more than $1,600 to the Alzheimer's Disease Association – Quad-Cities Chapterthrough various fundraising efforts during November, National Alzheimer's DiseaseAwareness Month. Alzheimer's disease is the fourth leading fatal disease among adults.