Day in history for February 14, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The new First Baptist Church building in Rock Island was dedicated today.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A Boston paper is advertising for a man by the name of Smith who was last heard from in Rock Island. He has $33,420 coming to him. Any Boston Smith who thinks he is the man can leave his name and address at John Bengston's Drug Store.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. C.H. Deere of Moline was elected regent of the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Modern Woodmen of America unveiled and dedicated a memorial window to the late Major C.W. Hawes in South Park Presbyterian Church. Major Hawes was head clerk of Modern Woodmen from 1890 to 1914.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Two dogs were blamed for a fire which swept a workroom in the Plow City Broom Factory at the rear of 1521 6th Ave., Moline, causing an estimated $1,500 damage to the building and contents. The dogs upset an electrical lamp into lacquer and paint cans.

1977 -- 25 years ago
President Jimmy Carter has promised a special staff review of the need for a new bridge connecting Moline and the Rock Island Arsenal. In letters to U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-Moline, and U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, R-Davenport, Carter said his domestic affairs and policy assistant Stuart Eizenstat has been instructed to review their request that about $6.6 million for the proposed bridge be included in the fiscal year 1978 budget.

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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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