Day in history for November 1, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
J.L. Scroggs has taken the basement of the Baptist church for a school, which he will open for 12 weeks. Government of the school will be mild but firm, he says. An appeal to reason will precede punishment.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Ella Broderick received a diamond ring when she won a popularity contest at the St. Joseph church bazaar.

1902 -- 100 years ago
M.H. Sexton of Rock Island attended a meeting of baseball magnates in New York and was elected chairman of the board of arbitration.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Police put in a busy night trying to subdue Halloween destruction.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Damage was estimated unofficially at about $100,000 today after a fire swept through the interior of the Gilbert J. Pritchard Implement Company building in Geneseo last night. The fire was discovered about 9 p.m. while most Geneseoans were attending the Geneseo-St. Ambrose Academy high school football game.

1977 -- 25 years ago
For the second time in a week, bunny-nappers visited the Moline home of 10-year-old Fred Bjurstrom. But instead of leaving behind sadness and anger, as they did earlier in the week, the culprits left Fred's rabbit, ``Road Runner,'' and two other bunnies stolen recently from the area around his home at 2410 12th St. ``They must have seen the story in the paper and brought them back,'' Fred said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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