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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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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