Today in history for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012


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Posted Online: Oct. 11, 2012, 5:10 am
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 11, the 285th day of 2012. There are 81 days left in the year.

1862 -- 150 years ago: The person who took about half a fine myrtle plant from the front yard of a house in this city had better not exhibit it very publicly, for it will be recognized and the thief exposed.

1887 -- 125 years ago: An ordinance establishing a department of health in Rock Island was adopted by the city council at a special meeting last night by a vote of 10 to 2.

1912 -- 100 years ago: Augustana's campaign to raise $40,000 has been accomplished and the college will receive $40,000 additional from the Ericson estate.

1937 -- 75 years ago: L.B. Wilson has been elected president of the State Bank of Rock Island to succeed I.S. White.

1962 -- 50 years ago: 5,400 Rock Island county residents yesterday attended make-up clinics for Sabin oral polio vaccine immunization.

1987 -- 25 years ago: Ornithologist Pete Petersen will teach "Feeding the Birds" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Duck Creek Lodge, sponsored by the Davenport Park and Recreation Department. The program will acquaint participants with the various types of feeders and feed available and will suggest ways to attract birds.




















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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