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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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