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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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