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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, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2014. There are 102 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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