Day in history for January 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Much has been said in recent years about methods of teaching. The analytic plan is the best. Rock Island ought to divide the two schools in District 1 so that younger children would be in one school and older ones in the other. Parents should encourage their children to go to school.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A pleasant drive behind good horses pulling a sleigh is to Linwood, Iowa, on the ice. Rock Island parties take the ice road every night for merry oyster suppers at Wood's Hotel there.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Sisters of St. Anthony's Hospital will make their annual calls for subscriptions next week.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Alderman George E. Bartholomew was elected for the seventh time as president of the Izaak Walton League.

1952 -- 50 years ago
An order, directing all citizens who are maintaining advertising signs, boards, or similar objects on city-owned boulevards to remove them immediately, has been issued by Moline Police Chief Harry Fromme.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Vlademeire, 6-week-old half Labrador and Irish Setter, acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hawotte, 3146 10th St., Rock Island, on New Year's Eve, has good reason to be wagging his tail today. The little dog was rescued from the furnace in the basement of the Hawotte home after he had fallen through a hot air wall register in the kitchen.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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