Day in history for November 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The vote for president in Rock Island County was General Winfield Scott, Whig, 764; Senator Franklin Pierce, 686. The vote in Rock Island was close, 174 for Scott and 162 for Pierce. Moline favored Scott by a ratio of 2 to 1.

1877 -- 125 years ago
``That Wife of Mine,'' a companion volume to the book ``That Husband of Mine,'' is the best seller at Crampton's Book Store.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Argus urged reorganization of the Democratic party in order to eliminate the ``rule or ruin'' influence of John P. Looney in the party.

1927 -- 75 years ago
James McNamara, former head clerk of Modern Woodmen of America here, is being boomed for governor of South Dakota.

1952 -- 50 years ago
N.A. Peterson, Boy Scout leader in Moline area council for 32 years and member of the playground and recreation board of Moline since 1941, will be honored when the Nels A. Peterson Park is dedicated. The recreation area to bear his name has been known as Reservoir Park. It is situated between 34th and 38th streets and lies south and north of 6th Ave., Moline.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A 21-year-old Milan man was given a 6-month conditional discharge in Rock Island Division of Circuit Court after pleading guilty to possessing a flamingo he knew was stolen from the Weed Park Zoo in Muscatine. He was apprehended while trying to sell it for $100 at Niabi Zoo, Coal Valley.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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