Day in history for November 21, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- J.B. Danforth, Jr., has become a partner of Fred S. Nichols as editor and publisher of The Argus.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Friends of John C. Lafrenz, of the Phoenix volunteer fire company and of the Buford Plow Works, presented him with a gold-headed cane on his 28th birthday.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- M.H. Sexton of Rock Island announced his desire to retire from the presidency of the Three-I baseball league. J.F. Klugger was mentioned as his possible successor.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The State Bank of Rock Island will hold open house on its 75th anniversary.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The First National Bank of Rock Island, fourth oldest bank in Illinois, will observe its 100th birthday anniversary with open house at 2nd Avenue and 17th Street, its home for 98 years. President Lewis B. Wilson will greet visitors during regular banking hours. There will be a 400-pound birthday cake, large enough to serve 4,000 people.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- At least 700 employees have been laid off at International Harvester's East Moline plant since August. They join about 575 employees who have been laid off since August at the IH Farmall Plant in Rock Island and scores of workers laid off from other companies producing farm implement parts. The bankrupt Rock Island Lines laid off at least 120 employees at its Silvis Yards as part of an 8 percent reduction in the railroad's overall employment.
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