Today in history for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 5:46 pm
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 11, the 346th day of 2012. There are 20 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: It seems to us some good man could make a living by puttingup a temporary shanty on the ice above the railroad bridge and keeping the snow off theice, in shape for skating and providing a fire and refreshments for his customers.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Arden Benedict will appear at the Harper Theater tonightin "Monte Cristo."
1912 -- 100 years ago: Will Robb, of Rock Island, has been re-elected editor of theAugustana Observer, the students' weekly publication.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Storms the weather bureau termed as the worst on recordswept the entire Pacific Coast from Mexico to the Aleutian Islands today.
1962 -- 50 years ago: An estimate on damage, most of it as the result of smoke, stillis pending in the follow-up investigation of an overheated furnace that yesterdayafternoon forced the temporary closing of the Zayre Department Store and EagleFood Market at 3900 11th St., Rock Island.
1987 -- 25 years ago: Visitors to Deere & Co.'s 150th anniversary exhibit have until Jan.4 to view its historical holdings. The exhibit, located at the company's AdministrationCenter on John Deere Road, Moline, is arranged as a self-guided tour of the history offarm mechanization in America.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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