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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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