Today in history for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012


Share
Posted Online: Oct. 09, 2012, 5:10 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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

Valley.


















 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




(More History)