Posted Online: Dec. 08, 2012, 1:00 am

Today in history for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2012. There are 23 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: We learn from Mr. Kimball that his sales of wagons this fall have greatly exceeded his expectations, and that he cannot find men enough to manufacture them as fast as they are wanted.
1887 — 125 years ago: Henry Bostock of Rock Island was elected president of the Knights of Labor organization in Hilliers Hall.
1912 — 100 years ago: The last obstacles have been removed for the 38th Street paving project with the signing of property settlements.
1937 — 75 years ago: Rock Island County auto sales have broken all records with 4,225 new cars sold in the first 11 months of 1937.
1962 — 50 years ago: Fredrick G. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Davis, 2408 16th Ave., Moline, has been awarded a $250 fellowship by the newly founded Student Research Program at San Jose State College, San Jose, California.
1987 — 25 years ago: Two new businesses have located in Moline's Entrprise Centre,but the original tenant — Dorothy's Sewing Room — has left, city officials said Tuesday. Industrial Tool Technology (ITT), an industrial drill reconditioner, has moved intothe manufacturing center in Riverview Business Park, 2500 River Drive. DataMated Systems, Inc., a microcomputer maintenance company, which also has designed a computerized telemarketing system, has joined in the office center.