Today in history for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012


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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2012. There are 82 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: We hear of the most sweeping destruction of hogs by cholera in the lower part of the county. Thousands of hogs are being suddenly carried off by this terrible disease.

1887 -- 125 years ago: Add H. Sanders yesterday was elected president of the Scott County Old Settlers Association.

1912 -- 100 years ago: The old pier at the first bridge across the Mississippi River at Rock Island will be preserved as a monument, according to Col. G. W. Burr, Rock Island Arsenal Commandant.

1937 -- 75 years ago: The New Yankees outclassed the New York Giants, four games to one, to win the World Series.

1962 -- 50 years ago: On Sunday all residents of Rock Island County have been invited to meet the staff and board of directors and to inspect therapy facilities at the Foundation for Crippled Children and Adults.

1987 -- 25 years ago: Historical documents dating back to 1836 are being dusted off and dragged out of the basement at the Rock Island County Courthouse so they can be preserved on microfilm. About 3.2 million documents are expected to be microfilmed over eight months at a cost of $114,000.






 












 



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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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