Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 6:10 am
Today in history for Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2012. There are 36 days left in the year.
1862 -- 150 years ago: We take leave to inform the ladies our stock of hoop skirtsis complete – 10 to 40 spring skirts we have in cord, narrow and wide tape. They aremade at the best factory in New York, and give universal satisfaction. Prices low. Block &Newburger.
1887 -- 125 years ago: The Burlington Railroad has announced plans to enter Rock Islandand compete for Chicago Business.
1912 -- 100 years ago: The Argus will print its 60th anniversary paper Thanksgivingevening.
1937 -- 75 years ago: Presenting a varied program of vocal entertainment to suit thosewho like ultra-modern selections and numbers of a lighter vein, as well as concertizedversions of grand opera and music of heavier type, Rock Island High School Glee Clubsdid a first rate job of pleasing 1,500 persons with their ninth annual concert in the bigauditorium of the new high school last night.
1962 -- 50 years ago: A total of 425 persons attended two special services yesterdaycommemorating the 125th anniversary of Central Presbyterian Church in Rock Island.The church, the second oldest in the city, will hold its anniversary banquet at 6:30tomorrow night at the church.
1987 -- 25 years ago: Without a doubt, today's volunteers are unpaid professionalswho give and give and give. Helen Kiefer, of Moline, more than fits this description. Thanks to her work with the Quad-City Diabetes Association, Candlelighters and severalother organizations. Last week, the community and the Voluntary Action Center gavesomething back to the Moline woman by naming her Quad-City Individual Volunteer ofthe Year.