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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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