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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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