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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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