Today in history for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012


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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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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