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: 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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