Today in history for Friday, Dec. 28, 2012


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Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 4:14 pm
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Today is Friday, Dec. 28, the 363rd day of 2012. There are 3 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Capt. R.M. Littler was in town yesterday. He is in pretty goodhealth, but minus his left arm, lost in the battle of Shiloh.
1887 -- 125 years ago: R.S. and John Silvis, Rock Island young men, are the winners of arapid calculation contest conducted last night at the Davenport Business College.
1912 -- 100 years ago: The 20th St. paving project between 2nd and 4th Aves. has beenapproved by Ben S. Bell in County Court.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Frank J. Huntoon is retiring after long service with the Tri-CityRailway Company. He was an assistant superintendent.
1962 -- 50 years ago: White flocked trees will encircle the floor of the Gold Room of theBlackhawk Hotel, Davenport, for the Catholic Charity Ball tomorrow evening. Addingto the holiday atmosphere will be green wreaths tied in red and silver ribbons. A buffetdinner will be served from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in the Gold Room West and the upper level ofthe Gold Room. Scott Clark's Orchestra will play throughout the dinner hours and fordancing until 2.a.m.
1987 -- 25 years ago: While the sound of ice scrapers filled the chilly air in the Quad-Cities this morning, the heavy snow that threatened the area moved on north. Only 1inch of the predicted 3 to 6 inches of snow for the Quad-Cities actually fell Sunday nightthrough this morning.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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