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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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