Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 11:39 pm
Today in history for Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
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Today is Friday, Nov. 2, the 307th day of 2012. There are 59 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: Capt. T. J. Buford has laid up his steamboat for the season. Hearrived in town yesterday to stay for the winter.
1887 — 125 years ago: A good many years have passed since Halloween has beencelebrated in Rock Island with so much deviltry as this year. H. E. Brooks found a sowmissing. Wagons were found without wheels, barn doors open, gates missing, crossingstorn up and general destruction everywhere.
1912 — 100 years ago: The Rev. William G. Oglevee was installed as the first pastor ofthe South Park Presbyterian Church at services last night. The event closed the formalorganization of the congregation.
1937 — 75 years ago: Nearly 100,000 persons today are watching the national cornhusking title match in the rain at Marshall, Mo., where William Rose of Kewanee is welltoward the front.
1962 — 50 years ago: Patrice Daly will be seen in the title role of "The Miracle worker,"a Rock Island High School Dramatic Club play to be presented Friday, Nov. 16, at thehigh school.
1987 — 25 years ago: The Quad City Symphony Orchestra has been given a $20,000grant by IBM Corporation to support the 1987-88 Season of Concerts. The grant is thelargest single corporate cash contribution to the orchestra in its 73 year history.