Today in history for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012


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Today is Sunday, Sept. 30, the 274th day of 2012. There are 92 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: The Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society will meet on Thursday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Capt. Gregg. All who are interested in relieving the wants or contributing to the comfort of our soldiers should attend.

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

1912 -- 100 years ago: Half holidays, which have been enjoyed on Saturdays by United States engineers in the Rock Island district, have been discontinued.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Members of the Lincoln School Parent-Teacher Association of East Moline have arranged meetings for the school year. The theme will be "Environment Molds Your Child," according to Mrs. Walter Schilling, program chairwoman.

1962 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island High School Girls Athletic Association was host to 250 girls from area schools in the annual GAA play day of the Rock Island District. Girls attending were from Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Cambridge, Erie, Geneseo, Orion, Riverdale, AlWood, Davenport and Bettendorf high schools.

1987 -- 25 years ago: High taxes, government representation and what a Super City would be named were among the concerns raised Tuesday at the first of four public hearings on combining eight area Illinois cities.


















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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