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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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