Day in history for January 24, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Mr. McNeil will commence a school in the upper room of the schoolhouse in District No. 2 on the 27th.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The national debt, under the Republicans, has grown to more than $2 million.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The new Illinois Theater at 2nd Avenue and 16th Street has been sold to a Rock Island company headed by Phil Mitchell and T.J. Medill.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Harold Lloyd is starring in the movie ``The Big Brother'' at the Fort Armstrong Theater.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Ronnie Wahe, 16, Davenport, who fell almost three floors when an iron stairway collapsed, was released from the hospital. The youth escaped with body bruises and a rib fracture. Wahe, an employee of the Davenport Furniture Company, fell after the stairway in the rear of the Norma Apartment House, 219 Harrison St., collapsed. He was delivering a small, 10-pound box.

1977 -- 25 years ago
At ages 10 and 6, the granddaughters of a Moline couple are professional models in Florida. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harry deLeon and the girls are Gabrielle and Rachael Stallings of Spring Hill, Fla. Gabrielle, now 10, started her modeling career at age 3 when she appeared in a promotional-type picture for a Florida store. Rachael, who is now 6, began modeling when she was 2 years old. Rachael also has been featured in a number of publications and on several calendars.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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