Day in history for November 9, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The following list comprises all the banks that have thus far organized under the General Banking Law, and obtained notes of circulation from the Auditor: Marine Bank of Chicago, in Chicago. Clark's Exchange Bank, in Springfield. Merchants' And Mechanics' Bank, in Chicago. City Bank, in Chicago. Stock Security Bank, in Danville. Rock Island Bank, in Rock Island.

1877 -- 125 years ago
While the steamer Minneapolis was crossing the river here, its carpenter brutally assaulted a deck hand with an iron rod and knife.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Labor Congress advocated public ownership of manufacturing and commerce.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A program of addresses and music is being planned for the laying of the cornerstone of the new Royal Neighbors of America building Nov. 15.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Hundreds of cards with the message ``You Jaywalked'' were handed out to ``violators'' in Rock Island's business district by Boy Scouts in a program sponsored by the Rock Island County Safety Commission and the Rock Island Police Department. The cards warn that a jaywalker could have been killed.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Geo. A. Hormel And Co., the nation's fifth largest meat packer, has begun construction of a new gelatin manufacturing plant on the southeast corner of the intersection of Interstate 80 and U.S. 61 at the north edge of Davenport.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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