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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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