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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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