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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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