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: 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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