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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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