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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 hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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