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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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