Day in history for November 29, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Stockholders in the Rock Island and Camden (Milan) Plank Road Company are called upon to pay an assessment of $6.25 on each share by Dec. 9.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Mississippi river at this point is now full of floating ice, while Sylvan slough is frozen solid.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Dr. G.G. Craig, Sr., of Rock Island was a guest at a Chicago banquet honoring Dr. Lorenz, the famous Vienna specialist.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The cornerstone of the new Henry County jail was laid at Cambridge.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A $1,400,000 mortgage on properties of the Franciscan Sisters order was filed at the Rock Island County recorder's office in connection with a loan to finance building work at St. Anthony's Hospital. It is believed that the mortgage is the largest ever recorded in the county with all security property located within the county.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Moline residential neighborhoods will be lighter at night with completion of a street light fixture upgrading project slated to begin next week. Crews under contract from Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. will start replacing the current 3,500 lumen street light fixtures in residential areas with brighter 7,000 lumen fixtures. The city approved the upgrading earlier this year in hopes of reducing vandalism, street crimes and auto accidents.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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