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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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