Day in history for November 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The new Moline Paper Mill is doing an extensive business. A fine quality of newspaper printing paper is now being manufactured there.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Town Supervisor Astor reported that $219.50 was spent during October to aid 34 poor families, including 121 persons.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Lincoln J. Carter's play, ``The Eleventh Hour,'' is the attraction on the stage of the Illinois Theater.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Three of the five bandits who looted a Geneseo clothing store of 130 suits and much other merchandise were captured in Peoria.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Fire Chief Charles J. Wahlheim and Andrew V. Patterson, master mechanic at No. 1 station, narrowly escaped serious injury when the chief's car rolled over as it sped to a fire. The accident occurred at 17th St. and 12th Ave. when the auto, driven by Chief Wahlheim, narrowly averted a collision with a car. The chief's car skidded 133 feet and rolled 29 feet. It came to rest with the left rear wheel atop a concrete wall in a yard at 1202 17th St.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Students at Moline's Lincoln-Irving and Sacred Heart schools know him simply as Les, the man who shepherds them across 12th St. and 19th Ave. The 71-year-old crossing guard knows most of the children on a first-name basis, too. Les is Lester Olson of 2328 28th St., Moline, one of the city's oldest crossing guards.

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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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