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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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