Today in history for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012


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Posted Online: Nov. 08, 2012, 11:34 pm
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Today is Friday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2012. There are 52 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: We are indebted to Miss Theresa Fitzpatrick for the perusal of along and excellent letter from her brother Frank, a member of Co. D, 12th regiment. Hewas wounded at the battle of Corinth and is in the hospital at Mound City, but will soonbe well.
1887 — 125 years ago: All wool mittens are selling at McCabe Bros. store for seven centsa pair.
1912 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education is considering plans toestablish a night school in the city.
1937 — 75 years ago: Rock Island postmen are delivering 10,000 registration forms inpreparation for the national census of unemployment.
1962 — 50 years ago: Moline Lutheran Hospital has captured the top award in thecompetition held by the business and industrial division of the city beautificationcommittee of the Moline Association of Commerce to select the firm which has done themost to add to the beauty of Moline during the lat year.
1987 — 25 years ago: Cheap grain prices and increased export demand are expected topush barge traffic on the upper Mississippi River to record tonnage later this month, theU.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.



















 




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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