Day in history for November 16, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
We are glad to learn that our townsman, J.J. Beardsley, Esq., has again entered his Law Office with renewed health, ready to attend to all professional calls. His office is now at the Court House.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Hunters reported sighting a buffalo near Andalusia.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Noon Rest Association opened its rooms today in the Blakesley building. Mrs. Frank Mixter is head of the association.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A 30-apartment building to cost $150,000 has been started by William R. Wells at 2930 5th Ave., Rock Island.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A tentative clean bill was given the Annie Wittenmeyer Home in Davenport by two top-ranking state officials who conducted a probe into alleged mistreatment of wards, which culminated in a mass outbreak of 17 children Tuesday afternoon. They blamed the ``exodus'' primarily upon ``unrest'' created by good weather and Tuesday's holida1977 -- 25 years ago: Galva's guitar strumming dentist gave up on lecturing children about proper tooth care. Dr. Wayne Skalaud, who took up guitar playing while a dental student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, found a unique way to get his message across. He plays and sings songs he's written for small children. And they pay attention to these little melodic lessons, avoid ``sugar meals'' and brush often, Dr. Skalaud said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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