Day in history for January 1, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Littig and Huber's grand ball will be held in the city hall tonight. The Davenport Concert Band has been engaged.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Fire destroyed the Fred Schutt Butcher Shop and damaged the neighboring homes of John Leslie and Mrs. Margaret Moloney on 5th Avenue and 25th Street, Rock Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A streetcar line will be built in 1902 to serve the growing South Heights suburb between 9th and 18th avenues, Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Clara Dell Wilson of Reynolds and Gale L. Swango of Macomb were married at midnight over a radio hookup via WOC.

1952 -- 50 years ago
First baby honors in the Quad-Cities for 1952 fall to Linda Irene Wesolowski, who bowed in at 12:09 a.m. while the horns were still tooting and the cheering was just beginning to subside. She's the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wesolowski, 740 21st St., East Moline. Linda arrived at Moline Lutheran Hospital.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Angela Marie Crawford made her debut at 1:15 a.m. in Moline Public Hospital to become the Quad-Cities first baby of 1977. Her folks are Rod and Lois Crawford of 1419 41st St., Rock Island. Her father, a laborer for the Rock Island Lines, was off work and at the hospital when his daughter was born. Mrs. Crawford was on familiar ground at Moline Public. She is a nurse's aide there.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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