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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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