Day in history for November 3, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The model store clerk in these times curls his hair and whiskers every morning, wears a seal ring on his little finger, and has the praiseworthy ambition to wear a bigger bow to his cravat (tie) than any other man of his inches.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Henry F. Lamp of the firm of Frederick And Lamp married Miss Julia Gall. The Argus wishes that their Lamp will burn brightly.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Members of Trinity Episcopal Church worshiped in a redecorated church. The improvements were made possible by the Trinity guild.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Alderman E.C. Eberhart was elected commander of the Rock Island Post of the American Legion.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Moline citizens will have something extra to vote on when they go to the polls Tuesday. In addition to voting by machine for national, state and county candidates and the courthouse bond issue, and by paper ballot for constitutional amendments (blue ballot), they also will vote on the question of whether Moline shall adopt the city manager form of government.

1977 -- 25 years ago
State and federal officials said that plutonium and uranium 235 buried at the Sheffield nuclear waste landfill is properly safeguarded against leakage that could prove a health hazard. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that enough of the material, which it described as ``highly radioactive,'' was stored at the site to make five atomic bombs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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