Day in history for January 20, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The postmaster general has decided that a subscriber living in the county where a newspaper is published is to receive that paper free of postage, even though the post offices through which he receives it are situated in another county.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Classical art statues, produced by a troupe of 20 young girls, was the attraction at Dart's Hall.

1902 -- 100 years ago
J.B. Eckhart was elected as manager of the Landlord's Protective Association.

1927 -- 75 years ago
William Butterworth, president of Deere And Co., Moline, and vice president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, will be one of the principal speakers at a meeting of the northern central division of the United States Chamber of Commerce, which will be held at the Congress Hotel, Chicago.

1952 -- 50 years ago
C.P. Conrad, president of Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co., said that approximately $205,000 will be spent during 1952 in developing a three-phase underground electrical network for the downtown business district of Rock Island.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The manager of Randall Food Store, Moline, has been charged with violating the state weights and measures act. The complaint, signed by Walter J. Hoyt, of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, alleges William D. Frey, acting as an agent of Randall Foods, Inc., offered for sale a quantity of meats, fruits and vegetables with the quantities being less than they were represented to be.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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