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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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