Posted Online: Oct. 04, 2012, 5:00 am

Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 4, the 278th day of 2012. There are 88 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: The Israelites of this city will, on Saturday the 4th, close their places of business and observe the day according to their religious rules.

1887 -- 125 years ago: L. S. McCabe has purchased Brook's Grove on 7th Avenue for $15,200.

1912 -- 100 years ago: The average temperature in Rock Island for September was 64 degrees, considerably less than normal for the last 40 years.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Herbert Nelson and Frank Wakeland, boys residing at Joy, were hurt when an old water tower at the stockyards collapsed.

1962 -- 50 years ago: Patrolman Ronald Anderson, of Milan, last night became the 130th Illinois resident to receive the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit in the 49 years since the award was established in 1913. Anderson was presented the award in ceremonies at the Milan Village Hall because of his work in saving the life of 8-week-old Jamie Lee Daly on July 14, 1962.

1987 -- 25 years ago: The 1987 Quad-Cities Walk for Hunger set new records and gained more than $19,000 in pledges from 500 walkers in Saturday's crisp air.