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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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