Today in history for Friday, Oct. 5


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Posted Online: Oct. 05, 2012, 5:00 am
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Today is Friday, Oct. 5, the 279th day of 2012. There are 87 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: Gummed postage stamps never were intended to be used as currency. The Post Office Department has announced that postage stamps used to pay bills are not to be recognized.

1887 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. G. W. Gue, of Peoria, has been named pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, succeeding the Rev. G. J. Luckey.

1912 -- 100 years ago: South Park Presbyterian Chapel, for 2 ½ years a mission of the Broadway Church, has become a full-fledged church and will call a minister to the pulpit.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Henry J. Bulins has been elected president of the United Belgian-American Societies of the Tri-Cities.

1962 -- 50 years ago: Arabian horse owners from many parts of the nation will assemble at Friendship Farm, East Moline, Nov. 2, 3 and 4 to learn more about their favorite breed of horses. They will be attending the sixth annual horse management course sponsored by the Arabian Horse Owners foundation.

1987 -- 25 years ago: Members of the marching band and color guard of J.D. Darnall High School, Geneseo, captured first-place honors in the annual Rochelle Marching Band Classic. Victor Blanchetta, band director, said this is the first time in three years that Geneseo has placed first in the event, and the first time the band has won a competition this early in the season.




















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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