Today in history for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012


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Posted Online: Nov. 10, 2012, 10:19 pm
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2012. There are 50 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Our streets are filled day and night with "girls of the pave."Would not the marshal confer a benefit on public morals and add to the receipts of thecity treasury by arresting them.
1887 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Y. M. C. A. is cooperating in National YoungMen's Prayer week
1912 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. Hanna Billinger of Silvis today celebrated her 100th birthdayanniversary. She was born in New York State.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Installation of a public address system in Lewis Hall at St. AmbroseCollege Science Hall has been completed. The system, which will be used for generalannouncements and to summon students, was donated by the 1936 freshman class,present sophomore class, and was installed by students of the physics departments.
1962 -- 50 years ago: Fog shrouded the Quad-City area last night, reducing visibility tozero for about seven hours, and halting late airline traffic. Despite the hazardous drivingconditions, however, police reported that accidents in Rock Island were below normal.
1987 -- 25 years ago: Organizers of the area's largest Thanksgiving dinner are lookingfor individuals willing to donate food, money, time or companionship to the meal atSouthPark Mall. Bob Vogelbaugh of Moline Tuesday announced plans for his 17thannual Thanksgiving dinner open to the public. The first year, volunteers served 15, lastyear; they served more than 1,500 hungry people.

















 



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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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