Day in history for November 25, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
When Christopher S. Whisler married Alice E. Burner, the bride gave The Argus editor a goodly share of the wedding cake and the bridegroom gave him a $2.50 gold piece. It is the most liberal act we ever heard tell of. Fellow editors who haven't seen gold for a long time are welcome to inspect ours.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A silver-plated lantern was presented to Rod Justin, yardmaster of the Rock Island Lines, by his friends in St. Joseph's Church.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The U.S. Express Company and the Rock Island Railroad offer $5,000 for the arrest of the bandits who held up a train at Davenport.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Gangland war broke out in Chicago with bomb throwing.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Business and industrial firms were being sounded out in Rock Island on whether they will be willing to contribute to a fund for emergency bus operations. The civic-municipal transportation committee spent two-and-a-half hours studying the bus stalemate and considering the financial hurdles involved in acquiring and running buses as a private venture.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The fate of Moline's $1.4 million downtown mall plan rests with the Illinois Supreme Court, which is expected to rule on the legal challenge to the proposed project in January. A ruling against the special taxing district formed to finance construction likely would scuttle the project.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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