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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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