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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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