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: 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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