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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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