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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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