Day in history for November 20, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Total city receipts in 1852 were $4,494.65 and total expenditures were $3,501.04, city treasurer William Bell reports.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Tickets were placed on sale today for the Emma Abbott singing performance in Moline Nov. 28.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Nelson Hersh, formerly connected with the Davenport Gazette, was killed when he was thrown from his buggy. Hersh was editor of the Sunday edition of the New York World.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island High School football team defeated Aledo, 35-0.

1952 -- 50 years ago
John Anderson, 10, son of Mrs. Ada Anderson of Ophiem, incurred injuries to his right eye from a pea shooter. He is under the care of a physician and is reported to be in satisfactory condition.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island County Board could hold the key to success of an $11.5 million flood project for Milan and Big Island. The project, proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, involves 10.5 miles of levees and floodwalls, with the federal government paying $9.25 million of the cost and state and local governments the remainder. At stake is $500,000 in state funds, yet to be approved by the legislature. But, to get that flood protection money, local governments must adopt floodplain zoning designed to keep property loss at a minimum in the event of a major flood.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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