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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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