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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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