Today in history for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

Posted Online: Sept. 29, 2012, 5:00 am
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2012. There are 93 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: Thomas Butler and his wife have been complained of before Esquire Swander for whipping Peter Hegan's little boy. The boy called Mrs. B. hard names and Mr. B. slapped him. Verdict was "served him right."

1887 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Glass works plant resumed operations today following settlement of a strike.

1912 -- 100 years ago: An illustrated folder describing Rock Island as an ideal place for conventions has been published by the Chamber of Commerce.

1937 -- 75 years ago: The recently constructed First Presbyterian Church in Rock Island was dedicated yesterday afternoon.

1962 -- 50 years ago: The opening day of the three-day Bishop-Franz Vocation Exhibit drew nearly 9,000 persons to the Rock Island Armory. The turnout the first day nearly equaled the expected total attendance for the three-day run.

1987 -- 25 years ago: The Old Farmer's Almanac, the venerable guide of witty weather forecasts and rocking-chair wisdom, predicts more than a wet winter this year – it also sees a return to girdles and a bowling revival in America's future.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.

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