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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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