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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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