Day in history for November 26, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A German moving from Hampton to Rock Island gave his wooden chest (containing all his clothing) to an American with instructions to take it to Rock Island. Having forgotten the American's name, the German now calls upon him to fetch the chest up to the brewery or to give notice at this office.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Fire destroyed the stock of groceries and the store of Henry and Michael Fluegel.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Dr. J.W. Stewart appealed to citizens to contribute money to the fund being raised by the Associated Charities for relief work among the poor.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Raymond G. Lohse, a garage owner, was struck and injured by a car as he was inspecting an auto damaged in an earlier accident.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Mayor Melvin L. McKay today issued a proclamation naming Saturday as Howdy Doody Day in Rock Island. The proclamation was released to honor the ``Howdy Doody Show'' cast, which will present two performances at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Saturday in Rock Island Armory. The mayor encouraged a large turnout of Quad-City youngsters.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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