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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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