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, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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