Day in history for November 12, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We invite the attention of the public to the notice of the opening of a school in the seminary. The school of Mr. Goodlea has increased so largely that he found it necessary to procure more spacious accommodations.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The funeral of the late Mrs. J.C. Cameron took place yesterday, the Rev. J.S. McCord officiating, assisted by the Rev. George L. King.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. H.W. Reed of the Baptist Church addressed a men's meeting at the YMCA on ''Christliness of Christian Effort.''

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Argus threw open its classified columns to the jobless and more than 200 unemployed men and women took advantage of the opportunity to advertise for work, without charge.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Highlight of Veterans Day activities in Moline yesterday was the dedication of the new Memorial Chapel in the American Legion building. The chapel was dedicated to Mrs. Katherine Butterworth and the late Charles Deere Wiman.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline police today questioned several juveniles who witnesses say they spotted near Irving School Tuesday, hours before a spectacular blaze destroyed the century-old landmark at 701 12th St.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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