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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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