Day in history for January 3, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The president and the chief engineer of the Rock Island And Chicago Railroad have been appointed to select the site for the Rock Island depot. In this matter, our people feel a deep interest and will watch the decisions with concern.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Frank Maucker has been elected foreman of the Neptune Hose Company and Peter Burk is the new foreman of the Third Ward volunteer firemen.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Policemen's balls at the Turner and Armory halls added $250 to the Rock Island city ambulance fund.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Henry H. Dunbar has bought an interest in the Fort Armstrong Hotel and become manager of it.

1952 -- 50 years ago
An ordinance that would compel all taxi drivers in Moline to hold permits from the police department before they could drive cabs in the city will be drawn up and presented to the city council. The proposed ordinance would require that each driver make an application for a permit and be fingerprinted and photographed.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Floyd McCaw, a rural New Windsor farmer, carries a small calculator in the pocket of his overalls. He describes himself as a man who is always figuring. He figured he could save money by drying his corn through solar heat. McCaw figured right and saved approximately $400 this fall by drying 17,000 bushel of corn with solar heat.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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