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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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