Today in history for Friday, Nov. 23, 2012


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Posted Online: Nov. 23, 2012, 4:15 pm
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Today is Friday, Nov. 23, the 328th day of 2012. There are 38 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: Notwithstanding the increase in cooper's shops in this city, the callfor barrels is greater than can be answered.
1887 — 125 years ago: George P. Lymann of Rock Island has gone to St. Paul to assumeduties as chief clerk in the general freight office of the C.B. and N. railroad.
1912 — 100 years ago: The State Bank of Rock Island noted its 60th anniversary.
1937 — 75 years ago: Prices of practically every meat cut on the household shopping listhave dropped since the peak levels were reached two or three months ago.
1962 — 50 years ago: The John Deere Foundation has given the Moline Public Hospitala $100,000 grant which is being used to purchase and improve the old Stephens' SevenAcres Estate as a site for future expansion, it was announced today by William A. Getz,president of the hospital board.
1987 — 25 years ago: The Salvation Army Quad-City Family Service Center inDavenport has been awarded a $3,000 grant from Target Stores. The grant was madethrough the support of Target employees and customers in the Davenport area. Thefunds will be used to support the center, which houses homeless people. The center alsoprovides meals and counseling services.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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