Posted Online: Oct. 09, 2012, 5:42 pm
Today in history for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2012. There are 82 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: We hear of the most sweeping destruction of hogs by cholera in the lower part of the county. Thousands of hogs are being suddenly carried off by this terrible disease.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Add H. Sanders yesterday was elected president of the Scott County Old Settlers Association.
1912 -- 100 years ago: The old pier at the first bridge across the Mississippi River at Rock Island will be preserved as a monument, according to Col. G. W. Burr, Rock Island Arsenal Commandant.
1937 -- 75 years ago: The New Yankees outclassed the New York Giants, four games to one, to win the World Series.
1962 -- 50 years ago: On Sunday all residents of Rock Island County have been invited to meet the staff and board of directors and to inspect therapy facilities at the Foundation for Crippled Children and Adults.
1987 -- 25 years ago: Historical documents dating back to 1836 are being dusted off and dragged out of the basement at the Rock Island County Courthouse so they can be preserved on microfilm. About 3.2 million documents are expected to be microfilmed over eight months at a cost of $114,000.