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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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