Day in history for November 23, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The large Moline Flouring Mill is now in active operation, under the management of Mr. S.M. Ewing. This mill has heretofore had the reputation of turning out a superior article.

1877 -- 125 years ago
So far this season, 16,000 bushels of potatoes have been shipped from Reynolds over the Mercer County railroad.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Central Presbyterian guild presented a cantata at the Armory.

1927 -- 75 years ago
H.E. Potter, W.W. Colburn and P.C. Simmon were inducted into the Rock Island post office 25-year club.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Charles Skorna, Bettendorf lumberman, has suspended log-rafting operations for the season. The last log raft of the year, a half-block of soft maple logs, is tied up at LeClaire, ready to be sent to the Bettendorf mill owned by Skorna and to veneer plants in Michigan. Four log rafts, totaling some 500,000 square feet of timber, were floated down the Mississippi from Dubuque to LeClaire this year in the second attempt by Skorna to reopen the once-profitable business of log-rafting.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Have you ever dreamed of finding a knight in shining armor? Harrmon Green, 327 N. Chicago St., Geneseo, who says he has been long fascinated with medieval artifacts, did and searched for years for a giant-sized knight. He finally found the ll-footer in front of a specialty shop in Dubuque. He has set it in his front yard.

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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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