Today in history for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012


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Posted Online: Oct. 05, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 6, the 280th day of 2012. There are 86 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: There are now more than 1,000 contrabands, mostly females, children and paupers at Cairo. Smallpox has made its appearance among them and people of the place fear an epidemic.

1887 -- 125 years ago: The Elm Street Railway Company, newly organized, is seeking the right-of-way on certain Rock Island Streets.

1912 -- 100 years ago: Plans for a new street-car barn at 35h Street and 5th Avenue, Rock Island, have been submitted to the Rock Island City Council by the Tri-City Railway Company.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Dr. A. W. Taber bowled 300 for a perfect game in the Tri-City Classic league.

1962 -- 50 years ago: Action on a proposed agreement, under which the City of Moline would be permitted to use a section of land at the Quad-City Airport as a landfill garbage disposal site, was deferred yesterday by the board of commissioners of the Metropolitan Airport of Rock Island County.

1987 -- 25 years ago: Owners of property in downtown Rock Island may be asked to pay a $700,000 special service tax over two years to help the city fix downtown streets. The extra income would be about one-third of $2 million needed to resurface the streets and repair curbs and gutters. Bonds would be issued to cover the costs.




 












 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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