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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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