Posted Online: Nov. 06, 2012, 1:00 am

Today in history for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 311th day of 2012. There are 55 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: Dr. S. C. Plummer, medical director of the Army of theSouthwest, is now at his home in this city for a few days. He is in good health thoughmuch reduced in weight.
1887 — 125 years ago: Eight-four diphtheria cases have been reported by Rock Islandphysicians, and a number of deaths have already resulted from the disease.
1912 — 100 years ago: R. W. Sharp, who will succeed Lewis I. Birdsall as superintendentof the city's filter plant on the hill, arrived in Rock Island yesterday.
1937 — 75 years ago: Miss Mary Jane Sandbo has received the most votes in the firstweek of the Christmas queen contest.
1962 — 50 years ago: Adding fluoride to milk may be an important method for loweringdental cavities in children, according to a recent Louisiana State University study.
1987 — 25 years ago: Moline police plan to teach drivers a lesson about speeding inschool zones. Beginning Monday, police will run a radar in speed zones at Roosevelt,Washington and Lincoln-Irving elementary schools — all on busy thoroughfares. "Thewhole point is to get people aware and get them to slow down at all schools," said Sgt.Steve Etheridge, head of traffic. "If you speed in a school zone in the City of Moline,you're going to get a ticket."