Posted Online: Oct. 08, 2012, 5:00 am
Today in history for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012
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Today is Monday, Oct. 8, the 282nd day of 2012. There are 84 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: The weather took a remarkable change on Friday night. The mercury stood at 86 during the day, and the violent northwest wind and thunderstorm brought it down to 55 on Saturday.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island merchants and civic leaders are discussing the possibility of installing electric lights for street illumination.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Arno Tremann, tackle on the Rock Island High School team, yesterday was named captain by his teammates.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Thomas Simcox, 75, one of the founders of the Eagle Lodge in Rock Island, died yesterday.
1962 -- 50 years ago: Free chest X-rays were received by 14,036 adults during the seven-week survey sponsored by the Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1987 -- 25 years ago: Illinois State Police Trooper Herberg "Dick" Anderson was honored by KLJB TV as October's "Officer of the Month." He received this award for taking into custody two subjects wanted for rape, aggravated assault and theft in Texas County, Mo. Mr. Anderson apprehended the suspects in a rural Milan tavern on June 11, 1987.