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 Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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