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1987 -- 25 years ago: Historical documents dating back to 1836 are being dusted off and dragged out of the basement at the Rock Island County Courthouse so they can be preserved on microfilm.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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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