Day in history for November 26, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A German moving from Hampton to Rock Island gave his wooden chest (containing all his clothing) to an American with instructions to take it to Rock Island. Having forgotten the American's name, the German now calls upon him to fetch the chest up to the brewery or to give notice at this office.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Fire destroyed the stock of groceries and the store of Henry and Michael Fluegel.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Dr. J.W. Stewart appealed to citizens to contribute money to the fund being raised by the Associated Charities for relief work among the poor.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Raymond G. Lohse, a garage owner, was struck and injured by a car as he was inspecting an auto damaged in an earlier accident.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Mayor Melvin L. McKay today issued a proclamation naming Saturday as Howdy Doody Day in Rock Island. The proclamation was released to honor the ``Howdy Doody Show'' cast, which will present two performances at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Saturday in Rock Island Armory. The mayor encouraged a large turnout of Quad-City youngsters.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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