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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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