Day in history for November 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Dull times are perhaps the very best for advertisers. What little trade is going on they get and while others are grumbling, they pay their debts.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Winston Dramatic Co. will present Miss Jennie Winston in Offenbach's best opera, 'Perichole,' at Harper's Theater on Sunday.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The monthly report of Superintendent Hayden to the Board of Education shows that in the first two months of the school year the enrollment was 3,275 a decrease of 213 pupils from the past year.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The male chorus of the Augustana Theological Seminary has arranged a five-day concert tour of churches in Chicago and other Illinois cities. The chorus will again be under the direction of the Rev. Clarence Johnson, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Davenport.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Participants in the second annual Quad-City Science Fair will compete for two one-year scholarships in the 1958 show. Harold Kambak, representing Augustana and the Rev. Msgr. W.J. Collins, president of St. Ambrose, made the announcements.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Neu Oldsmobile, Inc. has been purchased by Harold Campbell, a Gary, Ind., native. Sylvester J. Neu will be retiring. The new firm, known as Campbell Oldsmobile, began operations on Monday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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