Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012


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Today is Thursday, Oct. 4, the 278th day of 2012. There are 88 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: The Israelites of this city will, on Saturday the 4th, close their places of business and observe the day according to their religious rules.

1887 -- 125 years ago: L. S. McCabe has purchased Brook's Grove on 7th Avenue for $15,200.

1912 -- 100 years ago: The average temperature in Rock Island for September was 64 degrees, considerably less than normal for the last 40 years.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Herbert Nelson and Frank Wakeland, boys residing at Joy, were hurt when an old water tower at the stockyards collapsed.

1962 -- 50 years ago: Patrolman Ronald Anderson, of Milan, last night became the 130th Illinois resident to receive the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit in the 49 years since the award was established in 1913. Anderson was presented the award in ceremonies at the Milan Village Hall because of his work in saving the life of 8-week-old Jamie Lee Daly on July 14, 1962.

1987 -- 25 years ago: The 1987 Quad-Cities Walk for Hunger set new records and gained more than $19,000 in pledges from 500 walkers in Saturday's crisp air.


















 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

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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