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 Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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