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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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