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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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