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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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