Day in history for November 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The fine store of Andrew's block on the corner of Illinois and Eagle streets is being fitted up as a banking house for Cook And Sargent, representatives of Clark's banking house of St. Louis. This will be the second bank in Rock Island, the Rock Island Bank having been in operation about two months.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A faro bank operated by a Davenport man and a Chicago man in Rock Island was broken up by police. Each pleaded guilty and paid fines of $25 to Justice Hayden.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Clinton High School's football team defeated the Rock Island High team, 23 to 6.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A development program for Watch Tower Park was announced today as details of its purchase by the state were completed.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Ray Olson, Quad-Cities square dance caller, has been appointed caller for the Illinois exhibition at the third annual International Square Dance festival in Chicago. At least 24 persons from the Quad-Cities area will take part in the Illinois exhibition.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Twenty-four years ago, Patricia Quaintance started classes in her home for 12 severely retarded children who'd been rejected by the public schools. There weren't any special education teachers at that time. The Illinois Council for Exceptional Children will honor Mrs. Quaintance as a pioneer in the development of special education in Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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