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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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