Day in history for January 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Scott Lodge, No. 37, IOOF, was organized and officers were elected. There are now two Lodges of this noble order in Davenport.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The second annual dinner of the Rock Island Athletic Club will be served at the Harper House tomorrow.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rural mail carriers will ask $850 a year. They say that their present pay of $500 a year is not enough, since they must pay the costs for two horses for their daily 25-mile trips.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Skaters from Lincoln Junior High School won the first silver skate races at Douglas Park.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The largest real estate transaction in the history of Monmouth was recorded in the office of the Warren County recorder. The deed which was recorded conveyed the Gamble-Skogmo warehouse property north of Monmouth to the Prudential Life Insurance Company of America for a consideration of $850,000.

1977 -- 25 years ago
At a ceremony today in the offices of the Coordinated Services for the Aging, 400 16th St., Rock Island, keys to the Wayne Special Care Busette were turned over to the chairman of Project NOW. For a small group of persons who have worked the past three years to make the bus a reality, it was a dream come true. Purchase of the bus, which has a 15-person capacity, began with a survey of transportation needs of the elderly back in 1973 by CSA.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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