Posted Online: Oct. 02, 2012, 5:10 am
Today in history for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 2, the 276th day of 2012. There are 90 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: For public interest and comfort at least one good stone crossing in each block should be built on Illinois Street. This most important business street, more than a mile long, has only one, which is a bare apology, where persons can cross the muddy street after a rain.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Broadway Church has accepted lots in South Park addition for a chapel which will be erected soon.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Navigation on the Mississippi River will be closed on Oct. 3, because of construction operations at the Keokuk Dam.
1937 -- 75 years ago: The new Andreen Hall at Augustana College has been placed in service.
1962 -- 50 years ago: One hundred thousand doses of Type One Sabin oral polio vaccine arrived last night by air from New York for use on Sunday in the mass immunization program in Rock Island County.
1987 -- 25 years ago: SouthPark Mall is sponsoring an old fashioned charity bazaar for area nonprofit organizations from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. All items are handcrafted and homemade and all proceeds go to those organizations.