Day in history for January 15, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Whig party is calling the Democratic party interventionists because it wants the United States to aid Hungary achieve independence. The Rock Island Advertiser callously suggests letting Hungary work out its own problems.

1877 -- 125 years ago
P.L. Mitchell was reelected president of First National Bank and T.J. Robinson was renamed president of Rock Island National Bank.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The three boats of the Carnival City Packet Company carried 50,604 passengers and 10,360 tons of freight in 1901. W.A. Blair was reelected president and general manager of the company.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A temperature of 12 degrees below zero today is the coldest in two years in this vicinity.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island postal authorities and police are seeking a thief who not only has taken considerable mail that carriers have left at various homes but also took mail left for a postman to pick up. Residents describe the culprit to postal officials as being 10 or 12 years old. The postmaster advanced a theory that the thief might be a youngster who wants to play mailman.

1977 -- 25 years ago
An unusual outbreak of what is believed to be a cold-like ailment has afflicted more than a third of the students in one East Moline school. About 300 of the 815 students at Glenview Junior High have been absent, almost all reportedly suffering from similar ills.

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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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