Today in history for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012


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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 13, the 318th day of 2012. There are 48 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: C. M. Hardy, County Commissioner of Schools has sent a circularto every director in the county advising them of a convention Nov. 22 in this city for thepurpose of adopting uniform text books.
1887 — 125 years ago: The supreme court of Illinois has ordered Moline to pay the taxes
imposed by Rock Island County's Board of Supervisors on the Rock River bridge south
of the city.
1912 — 100 years ago: Rock Island is planning the installation of a new system of streetlights for illuminating the business area.
1937 — 75 years ago: Governor Henry Horner yesterday dedicated the new $365,000Rock Island armory to the "peace of our nation" before a crowd of more than threethousand at the ceremonies.
1962 — 50 years ago: Close to 2,000 parents of Rock Island Junior High School studentsvisited their children's schools last night in the opening night of open house in almost allRock Island schools. Last night was the beginning observance of American EducationWeek. Tonight the public elementary schools will open their doors to visitors.
1987 — 25 years ago: Citing the need for more help than ever before, the Salvation Armywill kick off the seventh annual Mittens-For-Kids drive in the Quad-Cities Nov. 20. Thisyear the Salvation Army has been asked to serve more families than ever before, pushingthe drive's goal to 4,000 mitten sets.















 




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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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