Today in history for Thursday, Dec. 6


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Posted Online: Dec. 06, 2012, 6:00 am
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Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2012. There are 25 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: We notice assistant assessor C.G. Taylor has discoveredtwo new towns in this county: Illinois City and Camden Mills. We are not aware ofany such towns.
1887 -- 125 years ago: During the last 20 years, 7,448 marriage licenses have been issuedat the Rock Island County Courthouse, and 372 divorces have been granted.
1912 -- 100 years ago: New bedding has been purchased for the Rock Island firedepartment.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Henry Staat, of Monmouth, the largest landowner in WarrenCounty, has died at the age of 95.
1962 -- 50 years ago: A Christmas project to aid the needy will be substituted for theannual Christmas home lighting contest sponsored by the Rock Island Junior Chamber ofCommerce. In the new project, about 30 children from needy families will be given $5each to do their Christmas shopping. The Jaycettes will assist the children in wrappingtheir gifts later in the afternoon.
1987 -- 25 years ago: About 250 active duty soldiers stationed at the Rock IslandArsenal will be retested beginning in January for exposure to the AIDS-relatedvirus. The mandatory testing follows initial tests for the AIDS-related virus – humanimmunodeficiency virus, or HIV – and must take place once every two years.















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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