Today in history for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012


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Posted Online: Oct. 02, 2012, 5:19 pm
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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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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