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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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