Day in history for November 1, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
J.L. Scroggs has taken the basement of the Baptist church for a school, which he will open for 12 weeks. Government of the school will be mild but firm, he says. An appeal to reason will precede punishment.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Ella Broderick received a diamond ring when she won a popularity contest at the St. Joseph church bazaar.

1902 -- 100 years ago
M.H. Sexton of Rock Island attended a meeting of baseball magnates in New York and was elected chairman of the board of arbitration.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Police put in a busy night trying to subdue Halloween destruction.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Damage was estimated unofficially at about $100,000 today after a fire swept through the interior of the Gilbert J. Pritchard Implement Company building in Geneseo last night. The fire was discovered about 9 p.m. while most Geneseoans were attending the Geneseo-St. Ambrose Academy high school football game.

1977 -- 25 years ago
For the second time in a week, bunny-nappers visited the Moline home of 10-year-old Fred Bjurstrom. But instead of leaving behind sadness and anger, as they did earlier in the week, the culprits left Fred's rabbit, ``Road Runner,'' and two other bunnies stolen recently from the area around his home at 2410 12th St. ``They must have seen the story in the paper and brought them back,'' Fred said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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