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: 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.








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