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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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