Posted Online: Oct. 09, 2012, 5:10 am
Today in history for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2012. There are 83 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Coal trains are again running to Coal Valley, and coal is being sold at the yards in this city for 10 cents per bushel or delivered for 11 cents. The price went to 15 cents during the miner's strike.
1887 -- 125 years ago: The Presbyterian Church in Edgington celebrated its 50th anniversary this week and many from Rock Island were present for the services.
1912 -- 100 years ago: The 2nd Avenue repaving project is nearly half finished.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Reorganization of the Chippiannock Cemetery Association was perfected at a meeting of stockholders.
1962 -- 50 years ago: For the 13th consecutive year Moline elementary band students will join to form two All-City bands. It was announced by Earl Youngdahl, director of instrumental music in the Moline elementary schools.
1987 -- 25 years ago: About 150 police officers from around the state today gathered around the grave of slain Quad-Cities police dog Bear for a memorial tribute to the dog who "did it all for a pat on the head and a pleasant word of praise." The officers stood by in a solemn line, accompanied by 17 other police dogs in a stirring tribute at Illinois State Police District 7 headquarters for the dog killed Sunday by a gunman he followed into a rural Knox County cornfield. The 5-year-old German Shepherd, the first Quad-Cities police dog to die in the line of duty, was the partner of Sgt. Jim Buysse, of Coal