Day in history for January 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Diaries for 1852 for sale at Porter's Book Store.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Henry Saddoris was elected president of the Farmers Association of Coe and Canoe Creek townships.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Governor Sam VanSant of Minnesota, formerly of Rock Island, is a visitor in the Tri-Cities. The governor has become very prominent nationally because of his fight to prevent the merger of railroads and other large corporations.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Fire in the dormitory of the Illinois Military School, Aledo, took the life of one boy. Colonel C.R. Terry, head of the school, was burned while trying to rescue him.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Take a trumpet, sousaphone, trombone and accordion, place in the hand of four enthusiastic boys, and you have the Rock Island High School pep band. Hundreds of persons attending basketball games at Rocky have enjoyed this group's music. Members are: Dick Collins, sousaphone; Bob Cook, trumpet; Jim Maihack, accordion, and Bill Allred, trombone.

1977 -- 25 years ago
You can buy nearly everything else with one, and now a credit card will even pay for your college education at two Quad-Cities schools. Quad-Citians who want to go to college but can't come up with tuition and registration fees now can charge them with a bank credit card. St. Ambrose College in Davenport today announced it has joined Scott Community College in accepting credit cards.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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