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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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