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: 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.






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