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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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