Today in history for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012


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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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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