Today in history for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012


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Today is Monday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2012. There are 49 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: We understand that officers who are returning from the Army totheir homes here are bringing Negro women and boys with them to be servants for theirfamilies. This is against the state law, and both servant and lords should be fined.
1887 — 125 years ago:Iowa Gov. William Larabee is in Davenport investigating thedestruction of the state Orphans' Home by fire last Wednesday.
1912 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Independents yesterday defeated the MolineWest End football team. Rock Island High School defeated Princeton, 13 to 6.
1937 — 75 years ago: Augustana College's football team lost its first conference footballgame to Bradley University, 13 to 0.
1962 — 50 years ago: Type II oral Sabin immunization against polio will be given inRock Island County from 1 to 6 Sunday afternoon.
1987 — 25 years ago: Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m., there'll be a lot of clowning aroundat The Holiday Shop in the Holiday Inn, Moline. Emmett Kelly Jr., who is celebratinghis 63rd birthday this week, will be on hand to personally autograph his line of figurines,ornaments and music boxes. Some limited editions will be available. Everyone iswelcome to meet Kelly. He will pose for photographs.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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