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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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