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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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