Posted Online: Nov. 28, 2012, 6:00 am
Today in history for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2012. There are 33 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: The old ice houses at the lower part of the city have beenabandoned since the fire, and a new large one has been erected on the levee near theIsland City Hotel, where the finest clear ice from the Moline branch of the river can bepacked.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Mrs. Tom Thumb and Count Magri will be seen in a special stageshow this week at the Harper Theater.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Special exercises will be conducted in Rock Island on Dec. 8.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Four thousand music and dance lovers enjoyed the swing music andstage show of Rudy Valle last night in Rock Island's new armory.
1962 -- 50 years ago: The $47,000 swimming pool at Archie Allen YWCA camp nearPort Byron was filled with water for the first time late last week and the work on theentire project is nearing completion. The necessity of a deep well and other equipmentrequired by the State Health Department has increased the total cost estimates and$7,000 still is needed.
1987 -- 25 years ago: The presses are rolling again at United Township High School.After a two-year dry spell, the student newspaper, "The Key," hit the halls again lastTuesday. About 45 students put in extra hours after school and on weekends to deliverthe first issue in time for a Thanksgiving deadline.