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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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