Posted Online: April 03, 2012, 5:00 am

Today in history for Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Today is Tuesday, April 3, the 94th day of 2012. There are 272 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat is now making regular trips – crossing teams as fast as they come.

1887 -- 125 years ago: Today was the last day of school for about two thousand Rock Island youngsters as the annual two-week vacation opened.

1912 -- 100 years ago: The Mississippi River has risen five feet within the last six days.

1937 -- 75 years ago: All except six barber shops in the county have signed an agreement to adopt the new scale of prices established by the local union – 50 cents for haircut and 25 cents for shaves.

1962 -- 50 years ago: Historical sketches on area newspapers as well as the two implement firms and the First National Bank of Rock Island will be written by V.V. Headland, Rock Island Civil War historian, in the second publication of the centennial commission which will be off the press about Sept.1

1987 -- 25 years ago: The J.D. Darnall High School Concert Choir will represent Illinois in "We the People 200," a series of special events in Philadelphia to mark the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.