Posted Online: Dec. 30, 2012, 6:14 pm
Today in history for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012
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Today is Monday, Dec. 31, the 366th day of 2012. There are 0 day left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: The market prices of produce range so much lower in Davenport
than in this city that some of our citizens are making an average of $15 to $20 a day by
purchasing produce there and selling it in Rock Island.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller last night observed their 50th weddinganniversary at a party in their home at 926 3rd Ave., Rock Island.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Bridge traffic was halted for several hours between Rock Islandand Davenport today following the breakdown of a coal wagon on the bridge.
1937 -- 75 years ago: The Rev. Thomas F. Cleary has been appointed chaplain of St.Anthony's Hospital.
1962 -- 50 years ago: Completion of the one-way street system linking downtown areasof Rock Island and Moline was achieved late this year with the opening of Rock Island'sso-called 5th Ave. project.
1987 -- 25 years ago: The individual events Speech Team at J.D. Darnall High Schoolhave received numerous trophies from several competitions in December. Teammembers include Dawn White, Sean McNeal, Suzy Zanton, Jayne Hartman, MargaretHeise, Mike Bowton, Denise DeNeve and Tracy Boylan.