Day in history for November 14, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
William Frizzell was elected mayor of Rock Island today by a majority of 20 votes over Holmes Hakes. The votes of only two wards were counted. Ballots in the First Ward were thrown out because of irregularities.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Among the arrivals at the Harper House is a party of evangelists, including Elder W.G. Hawkins of Geneseo.

1902 -- 100 years ago
R.R. Cable and family left today for the Pacific coast, where they will spend the winter.

1927 -- 75 years ago
John Witt, Civil War veteran who was with Sherman on his march to the sea, died at 88.

1952 -- 50 years ago
There may be many Rock Island bicyclists who will be without their cycles for 30 days if they continue to disobey city ordinances concerning night bicycle riding. Acting Police Chief Lawrence O. Jones said his department has received numerous complaints from motorists that cyclists are failing to have proper lights on their cycles at night.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Forty-four worried Moline parents are waging a battle against violent prime-time television programs this month. Armed with pens and evaluation forms, they will monitor all TV shows between 6:30 and 10 p.m. and mark down every act of violence they spot in the programs or their commercials. The parents are part of a nationwide army of PTA members taking part in the project.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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