Day in history for January 14, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The 125,000 Methodists along the Mississippi ask for a bishop and for a paper and book room in Chicago or St. Louis.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Phillip Schultz, a Davenport boy, was run over by a beef wagon. The driver did not stop but drove away laughing. He was caught and, if the boy dies, he will be charged with manslaughter.

1902 -- 100 years ago
John Howard Bryant, last survivor of the brothers of Poet William Cullen Bryant, living at Princeton, Ill., died in his home there at 94. John Bryant had been a delegate to the Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island bought land from E.H. Guyer to enlarge Lincoln Park.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Efforts by the Davenport junior chamber of commerce to sound out the possibility of the city's adoption of daylight saving time cooled with an announcement by City Attorney C.E. Wittenmeyer that Davenport has no authority to authorize it. Under existing Iowa law, no municipality has the authority to adopt another time system.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The possibility of transforming empty buildings at the East Moline State Hospital into a new Rock Island County jail was publicly proposed by Sheriff Joe Schneider. The sheriff told the county board's administration committee that the cost of remodeling is bound to be less than the cost of building a new jail. The current county jail is nearly 60 years old.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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