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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