Posted Online: Sept. 29, 2012, 5:00 am
Today in history for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2012. There are 93 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Thomas Butler and his wife have been complained of before Esquire Swander for whipping Peter Hegan's little boy. The boy called Mrs. B. hard names and Mr. B. slapped him. Verdict was "served him right."
1887 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Glass works plant resumed operations today following settlement of a strike.
1912 -- 100 years ago: An illustrated folder describing Rock Island as an ideal place for conventions has been published by the Chamber of Commerce.
1937 -- 75 years ago: The recently constructed First Presbyterian Church in Rock Island was dedicated yesterday afternoon.
1962 -- 50 years ago: The opening day of the three-day Bishop-Franz Vocation Exhibit drew nearly 9,000 persons to the Rock Island Armory. The turnout the first day nearly equaled the expected total attendance for the three-day run.
1987 -- 25 years ago: The Old Farmer's Almanac, the venerable guide of witty weather forecasts and rocking-chair wisdom, predicts more than a wet winter this year – it also sees a return to girdles and a bowling revival in America's future.