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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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