Day in history for January 17, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
G.H. Baxter, located three doors east of the Rock Island post office, sells all the most popular magazines: Godey's, Sartain's, Holden's, Peterson's and Woodruff's Youth.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Twenty-three sleighs and two hacks make regular trips across the river on the ice between Rock Island and the village on the Iowa side.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Reporters inspected the Tri-City Bottled Milk and Butter Company on 44th St., Rock Island, and there saw milk tested for cleanliness and bottled by machinery. Bottled milk is something new in sanitation.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Community Chest, Inc., was organized on a permanent basis. L.M. Casteel was elected president of the association.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A warrant charging a Chicago man with selling unlabeled horse meat to Quad-City retail firms was obtained this morning in Rock Island police court. State's Attorney Bernard J. Moran said the warrant is against Matt Klaersch, identified as an official of the LaMont Provisions Company of Joliet.

1977 -- 25 years ago
After receiving favorable public reactions to its idea of a single Quad-City Civic Center, the Quad-City Development Group says that it will now accelerate research into the feasibility of the project. Originally proposed in September, the plan involves constructing a single Quad-City Civic Center on the tip of Arsenal Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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