Day in history for February 7, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Miss Leas has taken over the private school conducted by Miss Durant. The Argus is assured by persons acquainted with Miss Leas that she uses a successful method of teaching.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Orders are coming in lively at the Rock Island Glass Factory. It is the object of the company to get a big stock ahead for spring. Two carloads of glass have been shipped to St. Louis and one to Council Bluffs.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Japan and Great Britain have signed a treaty to defend China and Korea. The designs of Russia on those lands are feared.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Walter A. Rosenfield said he would not be a candidate for reelection.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The alertness of two mechanics paid off and saved them from possible death in an explosion and fire resulting in an estimated $3,200 damage at the Eagle Garage, 2118 4th Ave., Rock Island. Dashing from the garage only seconds before ignited gas fumes blew out the rear of the building were John W. Polancheck and Marlyn A. McCulley, both of Rock Island.

1977 -- 25 years ago
John DiIorio and Bob Long, both of Davenport, took first place honors as city co-champions in a chess tournament held last weekend at the Thinkers Emporium, Davenport. Jerry Sears is the new Moline City Champion. The Illowa Chess Club will sponsor a U.S. Chess Federation Tournament starting Tuesday at the Emporium, 1506 Harrison St., Davenport.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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