Today in history for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012


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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 Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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