Day in history for November 28, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A map of Rock Island on rollers, the only map of its kind in existence, has been stolen from the city council room.

1877 -- 125 years ago
John Foster of Preemption offered the Ninth Street Methodist Church its choice of four lots free as a site for a parsonage. A committee will be named to choose the best lot.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Justice of the Peace Hayden has presided at 101 cases this month.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Clarence L. Edwards, former sheriff, has resigned from the staff of Sheriff Howard Gregg. He will take a government position in Washington.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Letters to Moline youngsters from Santa Claus will again become a reality this year through the three-fold cooperation of parents, the postal system and Pan American World Airways. The airline has sent 100 sheets of Santa Claus stationery to the Moline post office for distribution to parents who want their children to receive letters from the bewhiskered old gentleman.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The last link of the $2-million-a-mile freeway connecting the Quad-Cities to the East-West Tollway near Sterling and Rock Falls will be opened to traffic Monday morning. Praised by some as a vital new link for western Illinois, but criticized by others as a waste of money and land, Illinois Route 5 will provide an alternate four-lane, interstate-type road to I-80 for travel to Chicago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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