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: 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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