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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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