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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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