Today in history for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012


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Today is Thursday, Dec. 27, the 362nd day of 2012. There are four days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: An oyster supper dance was held Christmas night in Hampton,with music by Mylo White's cotillion band. Supper was served at 11 p.m.
1887 -- 125 years ago: A Burlington railroad freight engine got away from its crew andran wild for two miles between Moline and Rock Island this morning.
1912 -- 100 years ago: State's Attorney Floyd E. Thompson has gone to Roodhouse to spend the holiday season.
1937 -- 75 years ago: The city council has adopted an ordinance limiting downtownparking to one hour instead.
1962 -- 50 years ago: Three ice-making engineers of Holiday on Ice and a crew of 20recruited in the Quad-Cities area are preparing the artificial rink at the Rock Island Armory for the show's 16th engagement, which opens Saturday and continues through Tuesdayunder auspices of the Rock Island Optimist Club.
1987 -- 25 years ago: The red tags went up, and Quad-Cities shoppers Saturday streamedinto local stores for after-Christmas bargains and returns. SouthPark Mall shopperswho waited until 10 a.m. when most stores were set to open found some store aislesalready crowded with bargain hunters and lines forming around cash registers for after-Christmas returns.















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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