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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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