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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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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