Today in history for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012


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Posted Online: Oct. 08, 2012, 5:00 am
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Today is Monday, Oct. 8, the 282nd day of 2012. There are 84 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: The weather took a remarkable change on Friday night. The mercury stood at 86 during the day, and the violent northwest wind and thunderstorm brought it down to 55 on Saturday.

1887 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island merchants and civic leaders are discussing the possibility of installing electric lights for street illumination.

1912 -- 100 years ago: Arno Tremann, tackle on the Rock Island High School team, yesterday was named captain by his teammates.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Thomas Simcox, 75, one of the founders of the Eagle Lodge in Rock Island, died yesterday.

1962 -- 50 years ago: Free chest X-rays were received by 14,036 adults during the seven-week survey sponsored by the Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.

1987 -- 25 years ago: Illinois State Police Trooper Herberg "Dick" Anderson was honored by KLJB TV as October's "Officer of the Month." He received this award for taking into custody two subjects wanted for rape, aggravated assault and theft in Texas County, Mo. Mr. Anderson apprehended the suspects in a rural Milan tavern on June 11, 1987.


















 



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  Today is Saturday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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