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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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