Day in history for February 2, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The contemplated railroad down the Rock River valley from Rockford to Rock Island we are gratified to know is receiving the attention its great importance demands. Some $400,000 in stock already has been subscribed.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island women met at the Harper House Saturday and organized an Industrial Relief Society with Mrs. E.E. Carter as president.

1902 -- 100 years ago
``Foxy Grandpa'' was the attraction last night at the Illinois Theater.

1927 -- 75 years ago
State Rep. Thomas P. Sinnett announced his candidacy for re-election on the Democratic ticket.

1952 -- 50 years ago
When the February issue of The Iowan magazine appears on newsstands it will contain an article entitled ``Symphony Fever,'' which tells about the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra. Produced by Eileen Nordstrom and photographed by Carl Turk, the article tells briefly about the orchestra, its conductor, its members, its boards and its concerts.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The past two Januaries in the Quad-Cities have been so cold that you might as well have spent them in your deep-freeze. For 20 days this past month, there were zero or subzero temperatures in the Quad-Cities, according to the National Weather Service, Moline. The past two Quad-Cities Januaries also have been two of the 10 worst on record in the past 104 years.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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