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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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