Posted Online: Sept. 26, 2012, 5:00 am
Today in history for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2012. There are 96 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Eliah Carter, of this city, has been appointed enrolling officer for the county and will proceed immediately to enroll all able bodied men between the ages of 18 and 45 in the army.
1887 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island and Milan Street Car Company has laid 1,100 new tires during the last month.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Frank Huntoon, on furlough in Rock Island for about a month, will return to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
1937 -- 75 years ago: A wheel tax on vehicles has been approved by the city council by a vote of 8 to 5.
1962 -- 50 years ago: The Argus, which has scored numerous scoops on its sports pages, yesterday had the distinction of being the only newspaper represented at the heavyweight championship fight that knew where Floyd Patterson was quartered for the entire day before the fight.
1987 -- 25 years ago: The Campaign Against Toxic Waste will conduct its annual fund raising canvass in Rock Island from October through March. The Campaign has lobbied for legislation that gives workers information about on-the-job toxics and for an Illinois registry that identifies dumpsites causing health problems. The door-to-door canvassers will explain the issue and ask for support through signatures and contributions.