Today in history for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 02, 2012, 1:00 am
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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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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