Day in history for January 7, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Analysis of 2,400 marriages shows that if a female arrives at the age of 20 still unmarried, one-fourth of her probabilities of ever getting married are gone, and if she reaches 25 unmarried, three-fourths of her chances are gone.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Petitions have been sent to Washington to change the name of Pleasant Ridge, on the new railroad, to Taylor Ridge.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. R.G. Pearce of Rock Island has been renominated by President Theodore Roosevelt as surveyor of customs for the port of Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Fireman Claude A. Donaway was hurt in falling from a roof during a 2 a.m. fire.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Pleasant Bluff School, a mile-and-a-half south of Rapids City, was closed today for lack of a teacher. E.S. Metcalf, county superintendent of schools, said the former Miss Phyllis Frank, Pleasant Bluff teacher, was recently married and had resigned. Metcalf's office said arrangements were being made for a new teacher, and the classes for the 17 Pleasant Bluff pupils may be resumed tomorrow.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Sen. Don Wooten, D-Rock Island, proposed legislation to regulate and license all retail food establishments in Illinois in an unusual fly-around announcement. He said the legislation is significant enough to warrant an extra effort to explain it because it proposes protection most people think they already have.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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