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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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