Today in history for Monday, Nov. 12, 2012


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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.















 




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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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