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1987 -- 25 years ago: Historical documents dating back to 1836 are being dusted off and dragged out of the basement at the Rock Island County Courthouse so they can be preserved on microfilm.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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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