Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012


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Posted Online: Oct. 04, 2012, 5:00 am
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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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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