Today in history for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012


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Posted Online: Oct. 09, 2012, 5:10 am
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2012. There are 83 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: Coal trains are again running to Coal Valley, and coal is being sold at the yards in this city for 10 cents per bushel or delivered for 11 cents. The price went to 15 cents during the miner's strike.

1887 -- 125 years ago: The Presbyterian Church in Edgington celebrated its 50th anniversary this week and many from Rock Island were present for the services.

1912 -- 100 years ago: The 2nd Avenue repaving project is nearly half finished.

1937 -- 75 years ago: Reorganization of the Chippiannock Cemetery Association was perfected at a meeting of stockholders.

1962 -- 50 years ago: For the 13th consecutive year Moline elementary band students will join to form two All-City bands. It was announced by Earl Youngdahl, director of instrumental music in the Moline elementary schools.

1987 -- 25 years ago: About 150 police officers from around the state today gathered around the grave of slain Quad-Cities police dog Bear for a memorial tribute to the dog who "did it all for a pat on the head and a pleasant word of praise." The officers stood by in a solemn line, accompanied by 17 other police dogs in a stirring tribute at Illinois State Police District 7 headquarters for the dog killed Sunday by a gunman he followed into a rural Knox County cornfield. The 5-year-old German Shepherd, the first Quad-Cities police dog to die in the line of duty, was the partner of Sgt. Jim Buysse, of Coal

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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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