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: 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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