Today in history for Saturday, Nov. 10


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Posted Online: Nov. 10, 2012, 1:00 am
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 10, the 315th day of 2012. There are 51 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: The city council has appointed a committee to contract for a newbridge across Rock River. It is very much needed.
1887 — 125 years ago: Bills amounting to $10,927.22 were allowed last night by theRock Island City Council and locations of new electric street lights throughout the citywere listed.
1912 — 100 years ago: Rock Island county prisoners have been ordered to work on theRock Island City rock pile and on roads.
1937 — 75 years ago: The city council has approved plans for paving 17th Street between 12thand 18th Avenues.
1962 — 50 years ago: Mrs. Mille VanderBeke of 334 22nd St., East Moline, has beenhonored as outstanding employee of the month at the East Moline State hospital. Shewill observe her 25th anniversary as psychiatric aide on Saturday. A tea will be given inher honor at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the employee's lounge and a certificateof recognition will be presented.
1987 — 25 years ago: Rock Island aldermen have picked the site of a new fire station thatwould allow the closing of two other stations and save the city an estimated $200,000annually. The city council agreed to try to buy two homes on the desired site in the 1600block of 30th Street. That central location would allow the city to close Station No. 3 at31st Street and 7th Avenue and Station No. 4 at 30th Street and 31st Avenue.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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