Today in history for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012


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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2, the 276th day of 2012. There are 90 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: For public interest and comfort at least one good stone crossing in each block should be built on Illinois Street. This most important business street, more than a mile long, has only one, which is a bare apology, where persons can cross the muddy street after a rain.

1887 -- 125 years ago: Broadway Church has accepted lots in South Park addition for a chapel which will be erected soon.

1912 -- 100 years ago: Navigation on the Mississippi River will be closed on Oct. 3, because of construction operations at the Keokuk Dam.

1937 -- 75 years ago: The new Andreen Hall at Augustana College has been placed in service.

1962 -- 50 years ago: One hundred thousand doses of Type One Sabin oral polio vaccine arrived last night by air from New York for use on Sunday in the mass immunization program in Rock Island County.

1987 -- 25 years ago: SouthPark Mall is sponsoring an old fashioned charity bazaar for area nonprofit organizations from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. All items are handcrafted and homemade and all proceeds go to those organizations.




















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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