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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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