Day in history for January 9, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
J.W. Denison will open an evening grammar school three nights a week and reading, spelling and arithmetic school the other three nights. Terms, $3 for the five-week course, or $5 for a gentleman and lady couple, in advance.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Officers elected by the Rock Island Stove Company directors are George Mixter, president; Phil Mitchell, treasurer; Alex White, secretary, and A.H. Hammond, superintendent.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Illinois Retail Clerk's Association is demanding a state law requiring groceries, drygoods stores, and other places to close on Sunday.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The game of bridge has become so popular that The Argus will carry daily articles on how to play by Milton C. Work.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Six head of horses were in the front yards of several homes at 40th St. and 28th Ave., Rock Island, this morning, and police and county authorities at noon today were still checking on the ownership of the steeds.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A former Moline resident, Steve Grossman, has a featured role in the television drama, ``Raid on Entebbe,'' to be aired tonight on Channel 6. Charles Bronson and Peter Finch star in the NBC Television adaptation of the sensational July 4th Israeli commando raid on Uganda's Entebbe airport. Steve's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Grossman, ran Grossman's Store in downtown Moline for many years.

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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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