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.