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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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