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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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