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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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