Day in history for November 18, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
There was much ill feeling in the recent city election, in which William Frizzell was elected mayor in a contest with Holmes Hakes. The Rock Island Advertiser charges that a clique runs the city. The Argus replies that the Advertiser's pique is based on the fact that former Mayor Whitaker was elected a director of the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad, whereas the Adveriser's friends were thrust out.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Boarders at the Harper House presented Ella Quinlan with a purse of $25 as she quit her job after five years. She will be married Dec. 1 to Michael Bowlby.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Milo Culture Club held an entertainment at Augustana College. Dr. C.E. Lindberg discussed ``Ethics.''

1927 -- 75 years ago
Herbert J. Churchill Jr., Rock Island Eagle Scout, gave a quart of blood to save the life of a man suffering from blood poisoning.

1952 -- 50 years ago
There's a new radio station on the air in the Quad-Cities. The station is located at Augustana College. Its call letters are WAUG.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Jeff Skillet of Colona won the eight-year-old competition in the Punt, Pass And Kick quarterfinals at Milwaukee. Skillet won the Illinois-Iowa-Wisconsin championship during halftime of the Green Bay Packer game to advance to the semis Dec. 18 in Tampa, Fla. A win there would qualify him for the finals at the Super Bowl.

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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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