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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