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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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