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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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