Posted Online: Nov. 30, 2012, 1:00 am

Today in history for Friday, Nov. 30, 2012

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Today is Friday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2012. There are 31 days left in the year.
1862 — 150 years ago: The 25th Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church will beobserved next Sabbath morning. The sermon by the pastor is expected to be somewhat historical. The public is invited.
1887 — 125 years ago: A cold wave hit Rock Island today, but it was welcomed by physicians, who believe it will check the diphtheria epidemic.
1912 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Independents' football team will close its season tomorrow, meeting Spring Valley for the state championship
1937 — 75 years ago: Miss Mary Elizabeth Clough was the winner of a popularity contest held in connection with a bazaar of Sacred Heart Parish.
1962 — 50 years ago: Christmas baskets will be filled with food for the needy in the Rock Island area, thanks to an enthusiastic crowd of over 1,000 which turned out forthe Salvation Army's Festival of Music last night. The third annual event was held in Augustana's Centennial Hall.
1987 — 25 years ago: The Festival of Trees in Davenport RiverCenter came to a close Sunday night with a total attendance of 35,500. The festival was a total success,according to Diane Sulg, general chairman, and Jane Rouse, publicity chairman. The 1,000 official festival ornaments, designed by Isabel Bloom, sold out by last Wednesday, Mrs. Rouse said.