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: 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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