Today in history for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012


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Posted Online: Oct. 02, 2012, 5:10 am
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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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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