Day in history for October 12, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Messre, Lowrey, Thomas Andamp; Co., are now prepared to furnish coal in any quantity to all who may favor them with orders. Their coal is of the best quality.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock River association of the Congregational churches will meet at East Moline beginning tomorrow.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
James Schroeder, king, and Janice Scott, queen, reigned as royalty of the Milan Grade School carnival last night. Mayor Glenn Reid of Milan crowned the two sixth graders at the ceremonies last night. The event was sponsored by the PTA of the school. The all-school event was attended by teachers, students, parents and friends.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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