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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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