Day in history for November 14, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
William Frizzell was elected mayor of Rock Island today by a majority of 20 votes over Holmes Hakes. The votes of only two wards were counted. Ballots in the First Ward were thrown out because of irregularities.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Among the arrivals at the Harper House is a party of evangelists, including Elder W.G. Hawkins of Geneseo.

1902 -- 100 years ago
R.R. Cable and family left today for the Pacific coast, where they will spend the winter.

1927 -- 75 years ago
John Witt, Civil War veteran who was with Sherman on his march to the sea, died at 88.

1952 -- 50 years ago
There may be many Rock Island bicyclists who will be without their cycles for 30 days if they continue to disobey city ordinances concerning night bicycle riding. Acting Police Chief Lawrence O. Jones said his department has received numerous complaints from motorists that cyclists are failing to have proper lights on their cycles at night.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Forty-four worried Moline parents are waging a battle against violent prime-time television programs this month. Armed with pens and evaluation forms, they will monitor all TV shows between 6:30 and 10 p.m. and mark down every act of violence they spot in the programs or their commercials. The parents are part of a nationwide army of PTA members taking part in the project.

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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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