Today in history for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012


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Posted Online: Nov. 20, 2012, 1:00 am
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 325th day of 2012. There are 41 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: So many sheets of our paper were spoiled in working last evening,on account of the poor quality of paper, that we were compelled to serve some of oursubscribers with half sheets. We hope it will not occur again.
1887 — 125 years ago: Rock Island's diphtheria epidemic is abating, according to reportsof Rock Island physicians.
1912 — 100 years ago: Six hundred persons last night attended a banquet in the rollerskating rink to open the laymen's missionary convention.
1937 — 75 years ago: Traffic moved slowly along the city's ice glazed streets andtemperatures remained at 12 degrees below normal.
1962 — 50 years ago: Approval was given last night to a contract calling for theinstallation, within 90 days, of fluoridation equipment for Rock Island's public watersystem.
1987 — 25 years ago: Lower cost and immediate service are key elements of a new,privately owned 24-hour ambulance transfer service started three weeks ago by a MolineFire Department Paramedic. Owner Dean Passini said he started the Quad-Cities onlyprivately owned ambulance service with the goal providing transfer service betweenhospitals, nursing homes and private residences — anywhere a patient needs moving when no other transportation is available.















 



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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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