Day in history for January 29, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The ice has broken and piled up in Rock River. The gorge and high water threatens to sweep away the main Rock River bridge.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- The editor of The Argus does not object to dying, but he does dislike postponements. Yesterday he got ready to die; then the man who said he was going to come to kill him didn't come.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The Rev. and Mrs. W.S. Marquis of Broadway Presbyterian Church will sail Feb. 28 on a four-month trip to the Holy Land.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker, famous baseball players, were cleared of charges that they conspired with gamblers to ``fix'' a game.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The entire production force at the Farmall works of International Harvester Company, totaling approximately five thousand, was laid off this morning when about 45 block testing department workers failed to report. The dispute action started late yesterday when the men in the testing section walked off, reportedly in a disagreement over payments for retesting of engines.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island County leaders say civil defense shelters could house 215,000 persons if a natural gas shortage develops in the Quad-Cities. Illinois has not suffered the shortage, but officials have said a 10-day period of temperatures averaging 10 degrees or more below zero 24 hours a day could leave the Quad-Cities short of natural gas supplies.
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