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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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