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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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