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 Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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