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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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