Today in history for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 1:00 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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.















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








(More History)