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: 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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