Day in history for November 2, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Our readers will observe that William T. Miller of Mt. Carroll, late Representative to our State Legislature, announces himself as a candidate for Prosecuting Attorney for this Judicial Circuit. Mr. Miller is a good lawyer and a man of enterprise.

1877 -- 125 years ago
B.D. Buford And Co., Rock Island, won first premium at the Texas fair for its Browne sulky plow.

1902 -- 100 years ago
``Lost in New York'' is the stage play now appearing in the Illinois Theater.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island high school football team defeated Decatur, 26 to 6.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Six more Rock Island residences were spattered with a black, sticky substance similar to oil or creosote early this morning in a new outbreak of vandalism attributed by the victims to the strike at Farmall Works of the International Harvester Company. Reporting the vandalism were: Doad Fields, 920 23rd Ave. Paul R. Carlton, 1208 38th St. John W. Krueger, 915 27th Ave. Paul Moseley, 3016 9th St. Nathan Woten, 1412 41st St., Mrs. Ira Welch, 2218 24 1/2 St.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Historic Camp Hauberg, on the auction block for the second time in five years, was sold to James Ellis, Moline, for $326,000. The sixty-five acre camp, with 2,945 feet of river frontage, was described by Glenn Miller of Erie as ``the only undeveloped tract of this size along the Mississippi River for sale today.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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