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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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