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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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