Day in history for November 15, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Total vote cast in Rock Island County for president was 1,546 or 436 more than in the presidential election of 1848.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Jacob Frysinger plans an early opening of his distillery at Milan.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Mayor B.F. Knox has returned from Quincy, where he attended a convention for the uniting of sentiment in favor of improving the upper rapids.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Royal Neighbors of America conducted impressive cornerstone-laying ceremonies at the site of their $500,000 supreme offices building.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The Rock Island Board of Education rejected a petition requesting the Rock Island board to annex the Ridgewood Grade School District, No. 60, and make it a part of Rock Island School District, No. 41. A unanimous vote of all school board members is required under Illinois law for district annexation. Those voting against the annexation were Arthur J. Hause and Dr. C.W. Motz.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- A group of Watertown residents banded together in 1967 to lobby for a neighborhood center after a youth was injured in a street fight. Now, 10 years later, those efforts have finally paid off. The group today learned the federal government has awarded a $288,000 grant to East Moline which includes $229,000 for a community facility on a five-acre site in the Watertown area and $59,000 to finance a housing rehabilitation program.
Back: Available days in November 2002