Day in history for November 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The vote for president in Rock Island County was General Winfield Scott, Whig, 764; Senator Franklin Pierce, 686. The vote in Rock Island was close, 174 for Scott and 162 for Pierce. Moline favored Scott by a ratio of 2 to 1.

1877 -- 125 years ago
``That Wife of Mine,'' a companion volume to the book ``That Husband of Mine,'' is the best seller at Crampton's Book Store.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Argus urged reorganization of the Democratic party in order to eliminate the ``rule or ruin'' influence of John P. Looney in the party.

1927 -- 75 years ago
James McNamara, former head clerk of Modern Woodmen of America here, is being boomed for governor of South Dakota.

1952 -- 50 years ago
N.A. Peterson, Boy Scout leader in Moline area council for 32 years and member of the playground and recreation board of Moline since 1941, will be honored when the Nels A. Peterson Park is dedicated. The recreation area to bear his name has been known as Reservoir Park. It is situated between 34th and 38th streets and lies south and north of 6th Ave., Moline.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A 21-year-old Milan man was given a 6-month conditional discharge in Rock Island Division of Circuit Court after pleading guilty to possessing a flamingo he knew was stolen from the Weed Park Zoo in Muscatine. He was apprehended while trying to sell it for $100 at Niabi Zoo, Coal Valley.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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