Today in history for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Posted Online: Nov. 28, 2012, 6:00 am
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2012. There are 33 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: The old ice houses at the lower part of the city have beenabandoned since the fire, and a new large one has been erected on the levee near theIsland City Hotel, where the finest clear ice from the Moline branch of the river can bepacked.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Mrs. Tom Thumb and Count Magri will be seen in a special stageshow this week at the Harper Theater.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Special exercises will be conducted in Rock Island on Dec. 8.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Four thousand music and dance lovers enjoyed the swing music andstage show of Rudy Valle last night in Rock Island's new armory.
1962 -- 50 years ago: The $47,000 swimming pool at Archie Allen YWCA camp nearPort Byron was filled with water for the first time late last week and the work on theentire project is nearing completion. The necessity of a deep well and other equipmentrequired by the State Health Department has increased the total cost estimates and$7,000 still is needed.
1987 -- 25 years ago: The presses are rolling again at United Township High School.After a two-year dry spell, the student newspaper, "The Key," hit the halls again lastTuesday. About 45 students put in extra hours after school and on weekends to deliverthe first issue in time for a Thanksgiving deadline.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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