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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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