Posted Online: Oct. 02, 2012, 5:19 pm

Today in history for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3, the 277th day of 2012. There are 89 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: Mr. Harper is enlarging the building at the gas works for packing pork the coming winter.

1887 -- 125 years ago: P. A. Cool, of Rock Island, has been named a representative of the Central Illinois Conference to attend the Methodist Church general conference.

1912 -- 100 years ago: Miss Augusta Dart has resigned as teacher at Hawthorne School to accept a position in the Minneapolis school system.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Fast army tanks built at the Rock Island Arsenal are taking part in maneuvers at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

1962 -- 50 years ago: The city of Rock Island has removed 104 dead trees under its current negotiated contract and now will prepare another lot of about 100 trees for removal by bid proposals.

1987 -- 25 years ago: The Moline Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 26th Ave. and 53rd St., is offering a free nutrition school, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Classes will meet at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, running weekly for six weeks.