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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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