Today in history for Friday, Nov. 30, 2012


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Today is Friday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2012. There are 31 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: The 25th Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church will beobserved next Sabbath morning. The sermon by the pastor is expected to be somewhat historical. The public is invited.
1887 — 125 years ago: A cold wave hit Rock Island today, but it was welcomed by physicians, who believe it will check the diphtheria epidemic.
1912 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Independents' football team will close its season tomorrow, meeting Spring Valley for the state championship
1937 — 75 years ago: Miss Mary Elizabeth Clough was the winner of a popularity contest held in connection with a bazaar of Sacred Heart Parish.
1962 — 50 years ago: Christmas baskets will be filled with food for the needy in the Rock Island area, thanks to an enthusiastic crowd of over 1,000 which turned out forthe Salvation Army's Festival of Music last night. The third annual event was held in Augustana's Centennial Hall.
1987 — 25 years ago: The Festival of Trees in Davenport RiverCenter came to a close Sunday night with a total attendance of 35,500. The festival was a total success,according to Diane Sulg, general chairman, and Jane Rouse, publicity chairman. The 1,000 official festival ornaments, designed by Isabel Bloom, sold out by last Wednesday, Mrs. Rouse said.










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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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