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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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