Today in history for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012


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Today is Sunday, Dec. 2, the 337th day of 2012. There are 29 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: The ladies of the M.E. Church, request us to say that they will hold an oyster supper at Island City Hall, on Friday evening, the 5th, for the benefit of the church. Admission is 10 cents. The very best oysters and other refreshments will be served to all who favor them with a call.
1887 — 125 years ago: A Rock Island branch of the Armour Packing Company has been opened despite protests of Rock Island butchers. The store is at 1910 Second Avenue.
1912 — 100 years ago: Service on the Long View Street car line was halted today when two cars left the rails on Twenty-fifth Street hill.
1937 — 75 years ago: An ordinance to make Kirkwood Boulevard in Davenport an arterial highway from Brady Street to Jersey Ridge Road was held up by the Davenport City Council last night. Action was delayed after one alderman explained that a number of residents wanted to protest.
1962 — 50 years ago: More than 26,000 persons from 83 cities in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin shopped in downtown Moline during Turkey Days, Nov. 15-17, according to a survey conducted by the Moline Association of Commerce.
1987 — 25 years ago: A $100,000 bequest from the estate of a childless Rock Island couple is allowing Alleman High School to expand a scholarship program, equip two classrooms with computers and update school equipment. The gift from William and Nellie Bruhn is believed to be the second-largest bequest in Alleman's 33-year history.















 



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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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