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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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