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.

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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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