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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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