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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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