Posted Online: Nov. 26, 2012, 11:36 pm
Today in history for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2012. There are 34 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: The list of school books adopted by the few school directorswho met recently for that purpose, includes Stoddard's Mental Arithmetic; Pinneo'sGrammar; Cutter's Physiology, with maps; Willson's School and Family Chart andseveral others.
1887 — 125 years ago: The Rev. I. W. Read, of First Baptist Church, will leave Rock Island tomorrow to assume his new duties as field missionary for his church.
1912 — 100 years ago: The Argus last night published its 6th anniversary edition containing articles dealing with progress in Rock Island during the last 10 years.
1937 — 75 years ago: Western Illinois livestock entries at the International Exposition in Chicago won the top four places in the Angus class of the junior feeding contests.In order, the winners were Jack Mahlstedt, Geneseo; Eugene Fassett, Reynolds; Dean Morgan, Aledo, and Harold Brown, Aledo.
1962 — 50 years ago: Complete repairs to the main lock at Rock Island at a cost of$125,000 will begin Monday with the dewatering of the lock chambers. This will be the first complete rehabilitation for the lock since it was opened to river traffic in May 1934.
1987 — 25 years ago: The Festival of Trees glitters on at RiverCenter, Davenport, where there is still time to view the 80 decorated trees and browse through the nostalgic littlerooms that remind one of holidays past. On Wednesday, 50 area residents attended the city luncheon, dining on chicken salad croissants and a delectable chocolate dessert. Theluncheon was sponsored by Rock Island Bank.