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: 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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