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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