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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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