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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