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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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