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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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