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 ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.

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