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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