Posted Online: Nov. 18, 2012, 6:25 pm
Today in history for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012
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Today is Monday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2012. There are 42 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: Starting today the post office opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 8:30p.m. On Sundays the hours are from 9 to 10 a.m. only.
1887 -- 125 years ago: Andalusia residents are frightened by the prevalence of typhoidfever in that area.
1912 -- 100 years ago: Dr. A. B. Meldrum will speak at the 75thanniversary service ofthe Central Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, on Sunday.
1937 -- 75 years ago: The Tri-Cities had received 1.7 inches of snow by noon yesterday,the first measurable amount of the season.
1962 -- 50 years ago: Quad-City Marine reservists have launched their annual "Toysfor Tots" campaign Capt. James F. Schulz, commanding officer, and Ordnance FieldMaintenance Co., Force Troops, FMF, USMGR, Moline, announced. The toy drive willconclude on Dec. 9. This will be the 10th "Toys for Tots" drive conducted in the Quad-City area.
1987 -- 25 years ago: The Festival of Trees is ready to dazzle you with its spectacle andbeauty. After a $25-per-person "First Night" preview on Sunday, the second annualfestival will open for the public on Monday in Davenport River Center and will runthrough Nov. 29. It will be closed Thanksgiving Day.