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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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