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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