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1987 -- 25 years ago: Historical documents dating back to 1836 are being dusted off and dragged out of the basement at the Rock Island County Courthouse so they can be preserved on microfilm.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: 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.




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