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 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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