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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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