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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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