Day in history for December 1, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- William R. King of Alabama, who had been elected vice president of the United States, died yesterday, one day before the Electoral College met to elect him officially. This situation has never arisen before. What the electors will do now about choosing a vice president is a matter of speculation.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Congressman John B. Hawley of Rock Island, a Republican, has been appointed assistant secretary of the treasury. Local Democrats, as well as Republicans, are gratified at the appointment.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- John W. Lawhead, former alderman who was known at ``Honest John,'' died. He was chief engineer at Rock Island Arsenal.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- C.J. Shaw, general secretary of the YMCA, was elected president of the Rock Island Central Council of Social Agencies.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- ``Charlie,'' Blaine Shoemaker's Aberdeen Angus, was named reserve champion junior calf during judging of championship steer classes at the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. ``Charlie,'' the Shoemaker's Angus, was born and raised on the Shoemaker farms south of Aledo.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Gas stations throughout Illinois will soon be selling small quantities of the gasoline and alcohol mixture ``gasohol'' which advocates see as a promising alternate energy source and a way to make money from corn stalks.
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