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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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