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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