Today in history for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012


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Today is Saturday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2012. There are 23 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: We learn from Mr. Kimball that his sales of wagons this fall have greatly exceeded his expectations, and that he cannot find men enough to manufacture them as fast as they are wanted.
1887 — 125 years ago: Henry Bostock of Rock Island was elected president of the Knights of Labor organization in Hilliers Hall.
1912 — 100 years ago: The last obstacles have been removed for the 38th Street paving project with the signing of property settlements.
1937 — 75 years ago: Rock Island County auto sales have broken all records with 4,225 new cars sold in the first 11 months of 1937.
1962 — 50 years ago: Fredrick G. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Davis, 2408 16th Ave., Moline, has been awarded a $250 fellowship by the newly founded Student Research Program at San Jose State College, San Jose, California.
1987 — 25 years ago: Two new businesses have located in Moline's Entrprise Centre,but the original tenant — Dorothy's Sewing Room — has left, city officials said Tuesday. Industrial Tool Technology (ITT), an industrial drill reconditioner, has moved intothe manufacturing center in Riverview Business Park, 2500 River Drive. DataMated Systems, Inc., a microcomputer maintenance company, which also has designed a computerized telemarketing system, has joined in the office center.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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