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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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