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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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