Today in history for Wednesday, Dec. 5


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Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 4:30 pm
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2012. There are 26 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Men are engaged in cutting up the old wreck of the Grey Eagle.We hope it will all be removed before the river closes for the winter.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Charles Dickens, son of the English novelist of that name, willvisit Moline soon after Christmas to see the grave of his brother, Francis Jeffrey Dickens,who is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Robert G. Hudson was named senior warden and R. H. Dart,junior warden, in last night's election for Trinity Episcopal parish.
1937 -- 75 years ago: A high school popularity contest has been won by Miss ShirleyHallgren and Richard Hainline.
1962 -- 50 years ago: The Moline City Council voted last night to have free parking indowntown Moline on Dec. 21, 22 and 24, and heard a letter of rebuttal against criticalcomments made about the retail division of the Association of Commerce last week.
1987 -- 25 years ago: More Moline High School students think their friends are usingdrugs or alcohol than the number of students actually admitting use, according to results
of a survey on drug use and student attitudes taken last month.

















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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