Day in history for November 30, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Some contracts have been made at $5 per hundred for No. 1 hogs. We observe that $5 is about the opening price at other points for that description. We do not think that figure will be maintained throughout the season; but the price will settle down to about $1.50 as the standard.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Barlow, Wilson, Primrose and West's minstrels are attracting crowds at Dart's hall.

1902 -- 100 years ago
William R. Benkert of Davenport, national chairman of the United Christian political party, has called a national convention to be held in Rock Island next May 1.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Tri-City labor unions approved a plan to form auxiliaries for wives of members.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A hunter's car, loaded with shotguns and game birds, was stolen at Ted's Coal Creek Inn, west of Andalusia, according to the Rock Island County Sheriff's office. Ernie Schmidt told deputies he and several hunting companions stopped at the inn at about 1:30 a.m. enroute home from a hunting trip to Iowa. When they came out of the place, Schmidt's 1950 model car was gone.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Donna Johnson of East Moline, a member of the Soundsations women's barbershop chorus in the Quad-Cities, was elected executive treasurer of the international board of directors of Harmony, Inc., at the 18th annual convention in Ottawa, Canada.

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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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