Day in history for November 3, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The model store clerk in these times curls his hair and whiskers every morning, wears a seal ring on his little finger, and has the praiseworthy ambition to wear a bigger bow to his cravat (tie) than any other man of his inches.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Henry F. Lamp of the firm of Frederick And Lamp married Miss Julia Gall. The Argus wishes that their Lamp will burn brightly.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Members of Trinity Episcopal Church worshiped in a redecorated church. The improvements were made possible by the Trinity guild.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Alderman E.C. Eberhart was elected commander of the Rock Island Post of the American Legion.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Moline citizens will have something extra to vote on when they go to the polls Tuesday. In addition to voting by machine for national, state and county candidates and the courthouse bond issue, and by paper ballot for constitutional amendments (blue ballot), they also will vote on the question of whether Moline shall adopt the city manager form of government.

1977 -- 25 years ago
State and federal officials said that plutonium and uranium 235 buried at the Sheffield nuclear waste landfill is properly safeguarded against leakage that could prove a health hazard. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that enough of the material, which it described as ``highly radioactive,'' was stored at the site to make five atomic bombs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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