Day in history for January 30, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- A meeting has been called, to be held at Sterling, to plan the Rockford-Rock Island railroad. This doesn't mean, as Dixon men seem to hope, that Rock Island is giving up helping to build the Chicago-Rock Island railroad.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- A thousand quilts have been taken from the looms of the Moline Quilt Factory and are ready for bleaching.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Start of small arms manufacture at Rock Island Arsenal will be delayed a year. The war department wishes to make further tests on a new type of rifle.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Albert Rackin won The Argus silver skates derby over a 2-mile course for city championship at the community ice carnival.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Geneseo is expected to have a dial telephone system in operation by April 5, according to Donald F. Anderson, manager of the Geneseo Cooperative Telephone Company. Anderson stated that the equipment installation is expected to be completed early in March and will undergo extensive testing before being ``cut-over'' in April.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- One of the worst blizzards in years howled across the Quad-Cities, closing schools, blocking highways and sending factory absenteeism soaring. Wind-chill factors hovered between 70 and 80 degrees below zero. Some commercial air flights were canceled, several area highways were still closed late this morning, and phone and mail services were slowed in several areas.
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