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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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