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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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