Today in history for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012


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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13, the 318th day of 2012. There are 48 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: C. M. Hardy, County Commissioner of Schools has sent a circularto every director in the county advising them of a convention Nov. 22 in this city for thepurpose of adopting uniform text books.
1887 — 125 years ago: The supreme court of Illinois has ordered Moline to pay the taxes
imposed by Rock Island County's Board of Supervisors on the Rock River bridge south
of the city.
1912 — 100 years ago: Rock Island is planning the installation of a new system of streetlights for illuminating the business area.
1937 — 75 years ago: Governor Henry Horner yesterday dedicated the new $365,000Rock Island armory to the "peace of our nation" before a crowd of more than threethousand at the ceremonies.
1962 — 50 years ago: Close to 2,000 parents of Rock Island Junior High School studentsvisited their children's schools last night in the opening night of open house in almost allRock Island schools. Last night was the beginning observance of American EducationWeek. Tonight the public elementary schools will open their doors to visitors.
1987 — 25 years ago: Citing the need for more help than ever before, the Salvation Armywill kick off the seventh annual Mittens-For-Kids drive in the Quad-Cities Nov. 20. Thisyear the Salvation Army has been asked to serve more families than ever before, pushingthe drive's goal to 4,000 mitten sets.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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