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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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