Day in history for November 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The new Moline Paper Mill is doing an extensive business. A fine quality of newspaper printing paper is now being manufactured there.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Town Supervisor Astor reported that $219.50 was spent during October to aid 34 poor families, including 121 persons.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Lincoln J. Carter's play, ``The Eleventh Hour,'' is the attraction on the stage of the Illinois Theater.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Three of the five bandits who looted a Geneseo clothing store of 130 suits and much other merchandise were captured in Peoria.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Fire Chief Charles J. Wahlheim and Andrew V. Patterson, master mechanic at No. 1 station, narrowly escaped serious injury when the chief's car rolled over as it sped to a fire. The accident occurred at 17th St. and 12th Ave. when the auto, driven by Chief Wahlheim, narrowly averted a collision with a car. The chief's car skidded 133 feet and rolled 29 feet. It came to rest with the left rear wheel atop a concrete wall in a yard at 1202 17th St.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Students at Moline's Lincoln-Irving and Sacred Heart schools know him simply as Les, the man who shepherds them across 12th St. and 19th Ave. The 71-year-old crossing guard knows most of the children on a first-name basis, too. Les is Lester Olson of 2328 28th St., Moline, one of the city's oldest crossing guards.

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