Day in history for January 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Isaac Negus, T.J. Robinson and John Kisler have been appointed by Judge Wilkinson as commissioners to assess damages to property in this county that may be appropriated by the Chicago and R.I. Railroad.

1877 -- 125 years ago
``Cast Iron Grandmothers,'' devices for darning stockings, were being marketed in Rock Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Moline has in sight a congressional appropriation of $2,500 for a survey for the construction of a steamboat lock through the old Sears mill dam.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The annual ice harvest of Sommers And Bollen of Geneseo was begun near the storage house of the firm on the banks of the Hennepin Canal, north of Geneseo. A crew of 35 men and two teams are engaged in the work of filling the storehouse. Three hundred thousand tons of ice will be harvested.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Modern methods of lubrication for machinery will be discussed in a talk by Dr. E.M. Kipp of the Aluminum Company of America at a meeting of the Tri-City Chapter, American Society for Metals, at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow night in the Rock Island Arsenal cafeteria.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Fire Chief Donald V. Leslie asked the Rock Island City Council for funds for a proposed new physical fitness program for firemen. He asked for $1,021 to purchase equipment to get the program started and $6,840 to have the 69 members of his department undergo physical fitness exams.

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