Today in history for Friday, Sept. 28, 2012


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Today is Friday, Sept. 28, the 272nd day of 2012. There are 94 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: Our levee now boasts of a railroad track running down an inclined plane to the steamboats so that freight is carried directly from the boats into the cars.

1887 -- 125 years ago: The eighth annual convention of the Illinois Protective Liquor Dealers Association opened today at the Rock Island House for a two-day session.

1912 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Bridge and Iron works is planning a $15,000 enlargement of the company plant.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert P. Galbraith broke a tie vote in the city council to assure the installation of concrete paving of 14th Avenue from 30th to 46th streets.

1962 -- 50 years ago: A Rock Island man got an unexpected 15-minute ride down the Mississippi River this morning when a barge on which he was working slipped away from workers unloading it.

1987 -- 25 years ago: Boaters wanting to improve their skills over the winter and possibly get a discount on their insurance can take the Boating Skills and Seamanship class being offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Rock Island flotilla's fall class begins 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Station, Sunset Marina.


















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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