Today in history for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012


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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3, the 277th day of 2012. There are 89 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: Mr. Harper is enlarging the building at the gas works for packing pork the coming winter.

1887 -- 125 years ago: P. A. Cool, of Rock Island, has been named a representative of the Central Illinois Conference to attend the Methodist Church general conference.

1912 -- 100 years ago: Miss Augusta Dart has resigned as teacher at Hawthorne School to accept a position in the Minneapolis school system.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Fast army tanks built at the Rock Island Arsenal are taking part in maneuvers at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

1962 -- 50 years ago: The city of Rock Island has removed 104 dead trees under its current negotiated contract and now will prepare another lot of about 100 trees for removal by bid proposals.

1987 -- 25 years ago: The Moline Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 26th Ave. and 53rd St., is offering a free nutrition school, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Classes will meet at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, running weekly for six weeks.






 












 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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