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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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