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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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