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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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