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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