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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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