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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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