Today in history for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012


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Posted Online: Oct. 01, 2012, 5:10 am
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Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2012. There are 91 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: Mr. Harper is enlarging the building at the gas works for packing pork for the coming winter. He will have a rousing and well-arranged establishment.

1887 -- 125 years ago: Capt. Robert Koehler, Rock Island City Clerk, is back on his desk after attending the G.A.R. encampment in St. Louis.

1912 -- 100 years ago: The Audubon School building in the hill district has been completed and classes are being held in five grades.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Brown was elected president of the sophomore class at Rock Island High School.

1962 -- 50 years ago: Rock Island High School girls are still queens of all they survey in Quad City area feminine tennis. The Islander gals scored 2¼ points to take the title Saturday in the Quad-City Conference singles meet at Davenport's Duck Creek court.

1987 -- 25 years ago: Wait and see appears to be the attitude of more than 100 Quad-Citians present at four public hearings on the concept of combining eight area cities into one giant Super City. Few people objected to the idea of a Super City, but many expressed confusion about how it would happen.




















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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