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: 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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