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: 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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