Today in history for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012


Share
Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 1:00 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Today is Monday, Nov. 12, the 317th day of 2012. There are 49 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: We understand that officers who are returning from the Army totheir homes here are bringing Negro women and boys with them to be servants for theirfamilies. This is against the state law, and both servant and lords should be fined.
1887 — 125 years ago:Iowa Gov. William Larabee is in Davenport investigating thedestruction of the state Orphans' Home by fire last Wednesday.
1912 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Independents yesterday defeated the MolineWest End football team. Rock Island High School defeated Princeton, 13 to 6.
1937 — 75 years ago: Augustana College's football team lost its first conference footballgame to Bradley University, 13 to 0.
1962 — 50 years ago: Type II oral Sabin immunization against polio will be given inRock Island County from 1 to 6 Sunday afternoon.
1987 — 25 years ago: Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m., there'll be a lot of clowning aroundat The Holiday Shop in the Holiday Inn, Moline. Emmett Kelly Jr., who is celebratinghis 63rd birthday this week, will be on hand to personally autograph his line of figurines,ornaments and music boxes. Some limited editions will be available. Everyone iswelcome to meet Kelly. He will pose for photographs.

















 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






(More History)