Day in history for January 21, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Railroad or no railroad, Blythe and Stoddard will continue to manufacture in Rock Island family carriages, buggies, peddlers and farm wagons as cheap and as handsome as any to be found in the state.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- An association has been formed to introduce roller skating to Rock Island by building a rink. This form of recreation is taking the country by storm.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Simon Burns, who has become famous as a labor leader in the east, has given a pipe organ to the new Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The organ is a memorial to his mother, Mrs. Mary Simpson.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island Rod and Reel Club will receive a carload of fish with which to restock the Hennepin Canal.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- More than 9,000 lbs. of fish are being hauled to shore today by the Bay View Fish Company at New Boston. The catch is one of the largest ever made by the Bay View firm. Almost all of the fish are boxed in ice and shipped to market.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- An explosion heard as far away as Barstow leveled a home in downtown Silvis, but witnesses said there apparently were no injuries. ``I heard an explosion and saw a huge ball of fire,'' said Jim Lanbdin, owner of Jim's Hawkeye Gas And Grocery at 14th Street and 1st Avenue. Lanbdin said the fireball enveloped a home at 117 14th St., next to his business, and when the fireball vanished ``all I could see of the house was rubble.''
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