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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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