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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  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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