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, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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