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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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