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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