Today in history for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012


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Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 336th day of 2012. There are 30 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: All the infantry regiments, except two, raised in this state, are nowin the field. The Irish Legion, which left Chicago for the south on Thursday, was one ofthe last remaining in home camps.
1887 — 125 years ago: Davenport is fumigating houses where diphtheria cases havedeveloped. J. B. Mason, druggist, is in charge of the fumigation work.
1912 — 100 years ago: Math's new $20,000 bakery building between 5th and 6th Avenueson 17th Street will be ready for occupancy in April.
1937 — 75 years ago: A basketball game between Augustana College and the Universityof Illinois team has been scheduled for Dec. 11 in the new Rock Island Armory.
1962 — 50 years ago: The World Vision Korean Orphan Choir, which last year capturedthe hearts of 1,700 Quad-Citians in a concert at Augustana College, will make a returnappearance in Rock Island in February.
1987 — 25 years ago: About 1,900 residents along the Moline-East Moline boundary hadto reset their clocks Monday after a short power outage caused by a squirrel. Iowa-IllinoisGas and Electric Co. service crews found a dead squirrel which had shorted out a circuitnear 3rd Street and 30th Avenue, East Moline.















 



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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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