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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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