Day in history for September 11, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
W.H. Atwood of Galva, a graduate of the Union Law School, has opened an office near the quarters of Justice Pinkley in Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Primary rooms in four of Rock Island's public schools were so crowded a new room was opened at Lincoln School.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Paul Munson was elected president of the sophomore class at Augustana College.

1950 -- 50 years ago
WHBF started moving today from the Safety Building to new studios and offices on the second and third floors of the Telco Building at 18th Street and 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. The Telco Building adjoins the 485-foot WHBF-TV tower. The first radio broadcast from the new quarters came over the air at 6 o'clock this morning. Leslie C. Johnson, general manager of WHBF, said that ``general moving of the entire staff and equipment started today and is expected to be completed within a week or 10 days.''

1975 -- 25 years ago
Seeing double is an every day thing for pupils in Mrs. Suzanne Singley's kindergarten class at McKinley School, Moline. Identical twins Julie and Kim Lear and Kenneth and Keith Hall are inseparable, even on trips to the restroom, the teacher said. Name tags, attached by the parents, help classmates determine who is who. If they switch tags, no one is the wiser.

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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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