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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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