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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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