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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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