Today in history for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2012


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Posted Online: Nov. 24, 2012, 1:00 am
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Today is Saturday, Nov. 24, the 329th day of 2012. There are 37 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: On Sunday night some scoundrel, who ought to have a rope around his neck, set fire to a lot of hay stacks belonging to William McEnery of Zuma and burned 200 tons of hay worth some $1,500.
1887 — 125 years ago: The Rev. G. W. Gue has returned to his duties at the First Methodist Church after attending conventions in New York City and Philadelphia.
1912 — 100 years ago: The Central Union Telephone Company is planning to erect a newhome on 18th St. at a cost of $40,000.
1937 — 75 years ago: Henry Ford in an interview today said that the "present businessrecession is not a setback, just a pause before another claim to prosperity."
1962 — 50 years ago: Moline firemen this morning cautioned city residents to exercisecaution while burning leaves and rubbish. The warning came after firemen toiled toextinguish six grass and brush fires in Moline during a three-hour period yesterday afternoon.
1987 — 25 years ago: Skaters visiting Moline's Riverside Park this winter will get a warmer welcome than in years past, thanks to an improved, heated shelter. The shelter, which also is accessible to the handicapped, is a big improvement from the hut availableto chilly skaters in the past, said Moline Parks Superintendent Alan Efflandt.















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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