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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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