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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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