Today in history for Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 6:00 am
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 15, the 320th day of 2012. There are 46 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Singing school will meet as usual in the lecture room of theMethodist Episcopal Church on Thursday at 7 p.m.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island men forced out of work by the annual shutdownof the saw mills have found employment at the Rock Island Plow Works, which hasresumed operations.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Quincy will host the synod cal meeting of the EpiscopalDiocese in 1988 (next year) it was decided at the closing session of this year's meeting inTrinity Church, Rock Island.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Construction work has started on the new factory of the Quad-CityCoca-Cola Bottling Company on Fifth Avenue between 28th and 29th streets.
1962 -- 50 years ago: The Lutheran Hospital School for Nurses will hold its annualThanksgiving Tea and Open House at the Lutheran Hospital Nurses' Center, 555 – 6thSt., Moline, on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
1987 -- 25 years ago: No one was injured on Friday afternoon when eight cars of a 67-carSoo Line freight train jumped the tracks in downtown Davenport, spilling some corn, anddamaging a stretch of track officials said.















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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