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: 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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