Today in history for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012


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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2012. There are 96 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: Eliah Carter, of this city, has been appointed enrolling officer for the county and will proceed immediately to enroll all able bodied men between the ages of 18 and 45 in the army.

1887 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island and Milan Street Car Company has laid 1,100 new tires during the last month.

1912 -- 100 years ago: Frank Huntoon, on furlough in Rock Island for about a month, will return to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

1937 -- 75 years ago: A wheel tax on vehicles has been approved by the city council by a vote of 8 to 5.

1962 -- 50 years ago: The Argus, which has scored numerous scoops on its sports pages, yesterday had the distinction of being the only newspaper represented at the heavyweight championship fight that knew where Floyd Patterson was quartered for the entire day before the fight.

1987 -- 25 years ago: The Campaign Against Toxic Waste will conduct its annual fund raising canvass in Rock Island from October through March. The Campaign has lobbied for legislation that gives workers information about on-the-job toxics and for an Illinois registry that identifies dumpsites causing health problems. The door-to-door canvassers will explain the issue and ask for support through signatures and contributions.


















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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