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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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