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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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