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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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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