Today in history for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012


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Today is Saturday, Dec. 29, the 364th day of 2012. There are 2 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: Matthew Lannan presented us with an eggs-traordinary Christmasgift, in the shape of a hen's egg laid by one of his hens and measuring eight inchesaround one way and six the other. The hen is alive. Let her cackle.
1887 — 125 years ago: The Moline and Rock Island horse railway fought snow for fourhours this morning before operations could begin on the line. The thermometer droppedto 12 below zero during a blizzard.
1912 — 100 years ago: Three hundred persons last night attended a session of the RockIsland County Masters' Club of Trio Lodge, AF&AM.
1937 — 75 years ago: Bus service to the new Rock Island senior high school will bestarted Monday on a trial basis by the Tri-City Railway Company.
1962 — 50 years ago: The Floyd Odell residence, at 3116 26th St., Moline, won first placein the beauty division of the Moline Christmas lighting contest this year. Other first placewinners were the George M. Wells residence, 2521 30th St., for originality, and the JackA. Butter residence, 4320 28th Ave., for symbolism.
1987 — 25 years ago: What went around came around. Countless families who lastChristmas weathered the Deere & Co. strike-lockout with the help of Salvation Armydonations, this holiday repaid their fellow Quad-Citians. They donated their time,money and letters of support to the Salvation Army Christmas Drive, topping the Moline$85,000 goal with the $88,250 received as of Monday. Money was still coming inthrough the mail and drop-offs Tuesday morning, officials said.















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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