Posted Online: Dec. 30, 2012, 12:00 am

Today in history for Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

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Today is Sunday, Dec. 30, the 365th day of 2012. There is 1 day left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: The oyster supper and dance at Hampton on Christmas Eve was a very pleasant affair. Quite a number of ladies and gentlemen were present from this city, and all speak of the party as a very agreeable one.
1887 — 125 years ago: The Western Union Telegraph Company has requested the Brush Electric Company to remove wires on Second Avenue, claiming that the wires add to the dangers at the telegraph office.
1912 — 100 years ago: Robert Karlown, of Rock Island, and Veer Evans, of Davenport, left Rock Island for Cedar Rapids today in an attempt to break the automobile speed record between the two cities.
1937 — 75 years ago: The traditional New Year's Day reception and open house party will be held by Moline Lodge of Elks in the fraternity's clubrooms on Saturday, with a complimentary dinner being served to all members in good standing.
1962 — 50 years ago: Somehow the holidays aren't complete without a visit from Holiday on Ice. For 15 of the last 16 years, the Morris Chalfen ice troupe has brought its glittering spectacle to Rock Island Armory during these holidays, missing only two years ago when it arrived at the end of January,
1987 -- 25 years ago: The Moline YMCA is offering a preschool gymnastics class forchildren ages 4 and 5 years. Preschool gymnastics stresses tumbling skills, introduces children to use of gymnastics apparatus and includes stretching techniques and positions. The class is for seven weeks.