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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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