Day in history for January 23, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The new fashions call for ladies pantaloons to be made out of large plaid cloth. We suspect that tailors are making them out of carpeting, because that's the way the new pantaloons look.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The big French mirrors are arriving for the Harper House dining room. One mirror which arrived today weighs over 1,000 pounds.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. G.B. Simons surprised First Baptist congregation by resigning. He said his reasons for the action were personal.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Clara L. Terry of Binghampton, N.Y., has been appointed Rock Island Girl Scout executive.

1952 -- 50 years ago
There is no cause for alarm in reports that there is a widespread incidence of yellow jaundice in eastern Scott County, Dr. J.S. Sunderbruch, Davenport, Scott County director of health, said today. Dr. Sunderbruch said that no physicians have reported any serious cases of infectious yellow jaundice to him.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Twenty-five trees planted along Moline boulevards have been broken by vandals since fall, says Ben Anderson, park department forester. Most of the saplings broken are along 23rd Ave. between 11th and 15th St. Anderson said 30 to 40 trees were broken by vandals last year. Each tree costs about $20 to buy and plant. The park department has been trying to replace trees destroyed by Dutch elm disease with other varieties of trees.

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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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