Day in history for November 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A special election will be held in the First ward Dec. 4 to elect two aldermen. Voting will take place in the courthouse. At the regular city election, the First ward votes were thrown out as fraudulent.

1877 -- 125 years ago
John W. Larkin, fireman on the Coal Valley railroad, married Charlotte Plunk. A few moments later Father Mackin also officiated at the marriage of James E. Larkin, foreman at Rock Island Stove Co., and Clara Blake.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A lodge of Elks will be organized in Rock Island soon.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Argus will sponsor a Christmas home-lighting decoration contest and will award prizes.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A group of Green Rock mothers have banded together to form a bridge patrol for first grade children at the Hennepin canal span. Each mother has a certain day in which to serve and each mother has a substitute. They hope to avoid another canal accident that nearly proved fatal to one small boy last month.

1977 -- 25 years ago
How cold was it in Normal Friday night at the Geneseo-Metamora Class 3A state championship football game? Temperature at game time was 9 above zero, and with a west wind of 10 to 15 miles an hour the wind chill factor dropped the temperature to 12 below. In the game Geneseo rolled to a surprisingly easy repeat of its Class 3A championship, 34-0 over Metamora.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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