Today in history for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012


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Posted Online: Sept. 26, 2012, 5:11 pm
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 27, the 271st day of 2012. There are 95 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: The Coal Valley train has brought no coal for three days, and the price already has advanced about four cents per bushel. It is being sold for 12 ½ cents on the streets.

1887 -- 125 years ago: Representatives from Rock Island and surrounding towns are attending a Hennepin Canal discussion conference in Peoria.

1912 -- 100 years ago: For the first time in history, Rock Island residents were able to see themselves in moving pictures. The films were taken by a Chicago firm and displayed at the Majestic Theater.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, at a convention in Davenport, predicted that efforts to socialize medicine will fail.

1962 -- 50 years ago: Carstensen Freight Lines Inc. today announced the construction of a $90,000 freight terminal in southwestern Rock Island at a breakfast sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Construction of a new terminal at 508 31st Ave. has been under way for about 10 days and is expected to be completed by the end of November.

1987 -- 25 years ago: Sylvan Slough, the little ribbon of the Mississippi that flows past Arsenal Island on the Illinois side, continues to be an outstanding fishery. Smallish largemouth bass have been abundant there for the past week, bluegills are biting regularly and anglers are taking limits of walleye in the 1 ½ pound range.




 












 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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