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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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